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Officials Slam Trump's Voter Fraud Claims

Officials Slam Trump's Voter Fraud Claims

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By    |   Monday, 28 November 2016 12:45 PM

Officials are slamming President-elect Donald Trump over a tweet in which he claimed voter fraud happened in Virginia, New Hampshire, and California, CNN reports.

On Monday, Trump tweeted:

 

 

The president-elect and his transition team provided no evidence to support his claim, according to CNN.

New Hampshire Republican Tom Rath rejected his claim in a tweet:

 

 

California's Secretary of State Alex Padilla called Trump's allegations "absurd."

 

 

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff urged Trump to "act like a president."

 

 

Hillary Clinton's former campaign counsel Marc Elias, weighed in on the Clinton team participating in a vote recount launched by former Green Party candidate Jill Stein:

 

 

CNN notes the first claim of voter fraud came from Gregg Phillips of True the Vote, who tweeted — also without evidence — about voters that were not citizens.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Republican National Committee member Harmeet Dhillon said she had not seen evidence of an effort to rig elections, but thinks "our system is ripe for fraud in California."

Los Angeles County voter registrar Dean Logan told the Times that claims of fraud are harmful and a "broad-brush allegations of voter fraud and illegal voting serve only to undermine the public's trust and confidence in the elections process and run the risk of further deflating voter participation."

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