California Senate and Assembly Elections Chairs Dubious of Trump's Recent Order on Election Integrity

Friday, May 12, 2017

 Trump’s latest attempt to prop up "Kangaroo Commission" deeply concerning to security of Californians' voting rights, say Berman and Stern

 

SACRAMENTO – Today, Chairs of the Senate and Assembly Elections Committees, State Senator Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) and Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) issued a joint statement condemning President Trump’s latest Executive Order announcing a commission to investigate voter fraud. Meanwhile Trump’s own Administration is under active FBI investigation.

It's our job to protect Californians' constitutional right to vote, free and unfettered. What other states do--with discriminatory voter ID laws and other voter suppression tactics--is unfortunately out of our hands. But while Donald's Kangaroo Commission on "Election Integrity" pursues its witch hunt for fraud that only exists in the White House itself, we'll make sure that Californians' voting rights remain secure.

California has made major strides in recent years to increase voter participation, and Stern and Berman are advancing numerous measures this year to further enhance secure access to the ballot in underrepresented communities, especially for the next generation of young voters, where turnout remains a persistent challenge.

Assemblymember Marc Berman represents the 24th Assembly District, which includes southern San Mateo County and northern Santa Clara County in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Website of Assemblymember Marc Berman: www.assembly.ca.gov/Berman. His official head shot can be found here.

State Senator Henry Stern represents the 27th Senate District, which includes Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, part of Santa Clarita and the following Los Angeles communities: Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Tarzana, West Hills, Winnetka, and Woodland Hills. Website of Senator Henry Stern: http://sd27.senate.ca.gov.

Contact: Kaitlin Curry (916) 319-2024