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California officials call Trump fraud accusations 'absurd'

Donald Trump at the California Republican Convention in April. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Donald Trump at the California Republican Convention in April. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla minced no words in a swift response to President-elect Donald Trump's Twitter accusations that "millions" had voted illegally in the Golden State and elsewhere. 

"It appears that Mr. Trump is troubled by the fact that a growing majority of Americans did not vote for him," Padilla said in a statement Sunday night. "His unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud in California and elsewhere are absurd. His reckless tweets are inappropriate and unbecoming of a President-elect."

Others on Sunday night cast more doubt on Trump's allegations, which are not in line with any reporting or investigations into intentional acts in California designed to influence the outcome of the vote.

Still, the concern for voting integrity was echoed by one top state Republican who suggested California's lenient laws are not in line with fair elections.

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