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Regardless of what Donald Trump tweets, California’s elections aren’t rigged. As California’s chief elections officer, I assure you that election officials throughout the state take pride in maintaining the integrity of our elections while protecting voters’ rights.

But apparently, Donald Trump can’t get over the fact that a growing majority of Americans did not vote for him, including millions of Californians. On Sunday, he tweeted that he lost the popular vote because of millions of illegal votes cast in Virginia, New Hampshire, and here in California. As the Los Angeles Times said, “There’s no evidence to back it up.”

When Donald Trump accuses millions of American voters of fraud, it’s not only wrong, it’s irresponsible and reckless.

Going into the General Election, a record 19.4 million Californians were registered to vote. And more than 14 million Californians cast their ballots, voting for candidates from President of the United States to local school board. In fact, local election officials are still processing ballots to make sure every eligible vote gets counted.

Democrats and Republicans across the country have spoken out against Trump’s unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud. Now it’s time to add your voice.

Click here to sign our petition to denounce Trump’s false claims that undermine faith in our democracy.

And thank you for your support,

Alex Padilla
Secretary of State