The attorney general in California was vehemently opposed to President Trump’s election commission, and now we have a good idea as to why.
Judicial Watch, the government watchdog doing the People’s work because Congress refuses to, sent a letter to California’s AG on behalf of the Election Integrity Project, and it revealed some rather troubling issues with the state’s voter rolls. Breitbart News reports that the percentage of registered voters compared to those actually eligible to vote in numerous counties are off…way off.
Apparently, California is either lazy with maintaining their voter registrations or there’s something incredibly shady going on. We’ll let you decide, but keep in mind, Hillary Clinton won California by over three million votes.
Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog organization, has sent a letter to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla on behalf of the Election Integrity Project, noting that there are 11 counties in the state with more registered voters, and alleging that the state may be out of compliance with Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).
The letter reads, in part:
NVRA Section 8 requires states to conduct reasonable list maintenance so as to maintain an accurate record of eligible voters for use in conducting federal elections.1 As you may know, Congress enacted Section 8 of the NVRA to protect the integrity of the electoral process. Allowing the names of ineligible voters to remain on the voting rolls harms the integrity of the electoral process and undermines voter confidence in the legitimacy of elections.
As the top election official in California, it is your responsibility under federal law to coordinate California’s statewide effort to conduct a program that reasonably ensures the lists of eligible voters are accurate.
Judicial Watch lays out the specifics: “[T]here were more total registered voters than there were adults over the age of 18 living in each of the following eleven (11) counties: Imperial (102%), Lassen (102%), Los Angeles (112%), Monterey (104%), San Diego (138%), San Francisco (114%), San Mateo (111%), Santa Cruz (109%), Solano (111%), Stanislaus (102%), and Yolo (110%).” The letter notes that the percentage in L.A. Country may be as high as 144%.
The letter contains a threat to sue the Secretary of State if Padilla does not remove from the rolls “persons who have become ineligible to vote by reason of death, change in residence, or a disqualifying criminal conviction, and to remove noncitizens who have registered to vote unlawfully.” It gives Padilla 14 days to respond, and 90 days to correct alleged violations of the law.
As Breitbart noted, Padilla was one of the most outspoken critics of President Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, and he refused to share voter information with the group because he feared it would “legitimize” what he claims are “false” allegations of election fraud last year.
The President has additionally stated in the past that if it weren’t for illegal and fraudulent voting, he would have won the popular vote as well as the Electoral College.
He pointed to California as one of the states where that was a problem, and it kinda looks like he was right.