For Immediate Release
January 4, 2018
SOS Press Office
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Condemns President Trump's Calls for Voter ID Laws
SACRAMENTO – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla issued the following statement after President Trump tweeted in support of voter identification laws:
"After the inevitable failure of his voter fraud commission, Trump is doubling down on his voter suppression crusade by calling for oppressive and discriminatory voter ID laws."
"The President’s support for voter ID laws is simply unconscionable. Voter ID laws disenfranchise American citizens, including the elderly, young, poor, and persons of color, who are less likely to have a government issued ID and are therefore prevented from casting a ballot. The president should address Russian interference in our elections rather than creating roadblocks for Americans to vote."