SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the following statement following President Trump's senior policy adviser Stephen Miller's unsubstantiated allegations of widespread voter fraud on Sunday morning news shows:
"Another day, another Team Trump claim of 'massive' voter fraud without any evidence. Just last week the White House said the issue was 'no longer a priority' and that Vice President Pence would lead an investigation. It appears they have reached their conclusions before the inquiry has even begun. To be clear, these allegations are lies and they undermine our democracy by making people believe the system is rigged and their vote doesn't matter. America deserves better."