Dems Chortle at Trump's Claims of Voter Fraud in CA, but an Investigation Shows an Alarming Trend

Jennifer Van Laar

8/6/2017 3:00:00 PM - Jennifer Van Laar

When President Trump claimed after the election that ballots cast by millions of illegals, especially in California, cost him the popular vote, progressives rushed to dispute his notion. The Secretary of State's office even says they haven't had one single complaint about an illegal voting in last year's election. 

That might be true, but a look at California's voting rolls by Judicial Watch shows that something funky is going on. After examining the rolls the group sent a Notice of Violation letter to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and officials in 11 counties, demanding that the state clean its voter registration lists as mandated by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).

In the letter, Judicial Watch notes that in 11 counties there are more registered voters than voting-age citizens:

Los Angeles election officials told Judicial Watch that the number of registered voters in the county is now 144% of of the total number of resident citizens of voting age.

“California’s voting rolls are an absolute mess that undermines the very idea of clean elections,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. “It is urgent that California take reasonable steps to clean up its rolls. We will sue if state officials fail to act.”

Padilla has not replied to the letter.