Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has raised the alarm to alleged rampant voter fraud in California by sending a letter to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, claiming that there are 11 counties in the state with more registered voters than adults over the age of 18.
The letter also accused California of potentially violating Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which â€śrequires states to conduct reasonable list maintenance so as to maintain an accurate record of eligible voters for use in conducting federal elections,â€ť the message read in part.
â€śAllowing the names of ineligible voters to remain on the voting rolls harms the integrity of the electoral process and undermines voter confidence in the legitimacy of elections,â€ť Judicial Watch continued. â€śAs the top election official in California, it is your responsibility under federal law to coordinate Californiaâ€™s statewide effort to conduct a program that reasonably ensures the lists of eligible voters are accurate.â€ť
According the organization, California is home to 11 counties with impossible ratios of registered voters to adults over the age of 18: â€śImperial (102%), Lassen (102%), Los Angeles (112%), Monterey (104%), San Diego (138%), San Francisco (114%), San Mateo (111%), Santa Cruz (109%), Solano (111%), Stanislaus (102%), and Yolo (110%),â€ť the letter claims, noting that Los Angeles County might actually be as high as 144 percent.
If Padilla does not comply with its request to remove â€śpersons who have become ineligible to voteâ€ť from the voters rolls â€“ whether they became ineligible by death, change in residence, or criminal conviction â€“ Judicial Watch threatened to file suit against him.
On Friday, Padilla spoke out against President Donald Trumpâ€™s plan to reduce legal immigration over the next decade as â€śan unconscionable position to take and one that has no respect, frankly, for the history of our nation as a whole,â€ť SFGate reported.