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For Immediate Release
January 3, 2018
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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Dissolution of President’s Voter Fraud Commission

SACRAMENTO – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla issued the following statement after the President’s announcement that he will be dissolving his “Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.”

“It is no surprise that a commission founded on a lie of widespread voter fraud proved to be a fraud itself. This is why I, and so many other Secretaries of State refused to legitimize this sham commission by refusing to comply with its unprecedented request for private voter data. No taxpayer dollars should have been wasted on Mr. Trump's voter suppression crusade.  Though the commission is being dissolved, it is clear this administration remains intent on rolling back voting rights. I will remain vigilant and continue to fight any effort to restrict access to voting.”


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