Alex Padilla: CA’s Secretary of State Won’t ‘Legitimize’ Trump’s ‘Debunked’ Voter Fraud | MSNBC

Alex Padilla: CA’s Secretary of State Won’t ‘Legitimize’ Trump’s ‘Debunked’ Voter Fraud | MSNBC


>>>AT LEAST 44 STATES, ALONG WITH THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ARE NOW REFUSE TO GO PROVIDE CERTAIN VOTER INFORMATION TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S VOTER INTEGRITY COMMISSION. THAT COMMISSION SENT A LETTER TO ALL 50 STATES AND DC, REQUESTING INFORMATION THAT INCLUDES THE LAST FOUR DIGITS OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, PARTY AFFILIATION AND VOTING DATA, GOING BACK TO 2006. THE PRESIDENT FIRING BACK — FIRST OF ALL, CALLING THE COMMISSION A VOTER FRAUD COMMISSION, BUT THEN WENT ON TO ASK WHAT THE STATES ARE HIDING. I’M JOINED BY ONE OF THOSE REFUSE TO GO TURN OVER INFORMATION. CALIFORNIA’S SECRETARY OF STATE, ALEX PADILLA. MR. SECRETARY, WELCOME TO YOU, SIR.>>THANK YOU, CRAIG. THANKS FOR HAVING ME.>>FIRST OF ALL, WHY ARE YOU AND THESE OTHER 44 OTHER SECRETARIES OF STATE REFUSING TO GIVE OUT THIS INFORMATION?>>WELL, IT’S PRETTY INDICATIVE, ISN’T IT, THAT 44 STATES HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS REQUEST. BOTH DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN. SO LET ME TELL YOU WHY THE REQUEST IS SO PROBLEMATIC. FIRST OF ALL, IT’S A HUGE OVERREACH. AN INVASION OF PRIVACY, FRANKLY, TO REQUEST NOT JUST VOTER NAMES BURKS LET’S SAY PARTY AFFILIATION. I DON’T NECESSARILY KNOW WHY THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO HAVE ACCESS TO THAT. BUT DATES OF BIRTH. LAST FOUR OF YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY CARD. THAT ALONE MAKES IT A DREAM FOR HACKERS IN THE IDENTITY THEFT BUSINESS. BUT MILITARY HISTORY. ON AND ON AND ON. IT’S AN INVASION OF PRIVACY. THEY HAVE DONE IT IN A WAY WHERE IT MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO CYBER SECURITY SENSE. YOU WANT TO DO VLADIMIR PUTIN A FAVOR? GET ALL OF THIS DATA FROM VOTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, UPLOAD IT ON TO THE INTERNET IN ONE UNSECURE LOCATION. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? AND THIRD, LET’S JUST ACKNOWLEDGE THE COMMISSION FOR WHAT IT REALLY IS. IT’S NOT A VOTER FRAUD COMMISSION. THE COMMISSION ITSELF IS A FRAUD. LOOK WHO THEY HAVE PUT IN CHARGE. PEOPLE WITH A LONG DOCUMENTED HISTORY OF ADVANCING VOTER SUPPRESSION POLICIES. IF THEY WANT TO SUPPRESS TO VOTE, THEN THIS IS CLEARLY THE WAY TO GO ABOUT IT.>>WHAT KIND OF POLICIES ARE YOU REFERRING TO SPECIFICALLY?>>WELL, YOU LOOK AT NOT JUST THE COMMISSION BEING CHAIRED BY A VICE PRESIDENT PENCE, BUT THE CO CHAIR. THE LETTER REQUESTING THIS DATA CAME NOT FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT, BUT FROM SECRETARY KRIS KOBACH OF KANSAS, SOMEONE WITH WITH A LONG HISTORY OF ANTI IMMIGRANT POLICIES BOTH INSIDE KANSAS AND DISCRIMINATION POLICIES. THE HANDS OF SOMEONE WITH THAT KIND OF TRACK RECORD? THAT TOO IS TELLING TO WHAT THE PRESIDENT’S TRUE AGENDA IS. ALL BECAUSE HE CAN’T GET HIS HEAD AROUND — HIS EGO CAN’T GET HIS HEAD AROUND HAVING LOST A NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE. THAT’S WHAT THIS IS ALL REALLY ABOUT. AND SOMEHOW HE NEEDS AN EXCUSE, SO HE DRUMS UP THIS LIE OF 4 TO 5 MILLION ILLEGAL VOTES BEING CAST. GIVE ME A BREAK.>>THE SECRETARY OF STATE IN MISSOURI, AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW, HAS SAID THAT HE WOULD COMPLY WITH THE REQUEST FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. THIS IS WHAT HE SAID. TAKE A LISTEN.>>FIRST AND FOREMOST, THERE’S A LOT OF CONFUSION ABOUT WHAT HAS ACTUALLY BEEN ASKED FOR IF THEY STIPULATE THAT THEY ONLY WANT THIS PUBLIC INFORMATION THAT THE STATES HAVE.>>THAT REQUEST, AGAIN, COMING FROM THE COMMISSION ITSELF. SO IF THAT’S TRUE, IF THIS INFORMATION IS PUBLICLY AVAILABLE, WHY NOT COMPLY?>>WELL, THAT’S NOT EXACTLY TRUE. FIRST OF ALL, OVER THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS, WE HAVE RELEARNEL SOME CIVICS LESSONS IN THINGS LIKE ELECTIONS ARE CONDUCTED BY STATES. THAT’S WITHIN THE UNITED STATES’ CONSTITUTION. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOESN’T RUN ELECTIONS. IT’S STATES. AND EACH STATE HAS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT RULES AND POLICIES FOR WHEN AND HOW TO SHARE THAT VOTER REGISTRATION DATABASE. OR SOME INFORMATION ABOUT VOTERS. WHAT’S ALLOWED, WHAT’S NOT ALLOWED AND FOR WHAT PURPOSES? I KNOW IN CALIFORNIA, WE DO NOT CONSIDER THE VOTER FILE PUBLIC INFORMATION. IT IS AVAILABLE TO POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS, FOR CAMPAIGN PURPOSES. IT’S AVAILABLE TO SCHOLARS AND RESEARCHERS, ET CETERA. BUT IN NO STATE THAT I’M AWARE OF IS IT JUST CARTE BLANCHE, HERE YOU GO, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, JUST BECAUSE YOU ASKED. AND WHO IS DOING THE ASKING? IT’S NOT A DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, IT’S AN ADVISORY COMMISSION NOT AUTHORIZED BY THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS. IT’S AN ADVISORY COMMISSION THAT HAS YET TO MEET. THEY HAVEN’T EVEN ESTABLISHED POLICIES FOR HOW THEY’RE GOING TO GO ABOUT THEIR WORK. ARE THEY GOING TO BE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS OR DOING IT IN A TRANSPARENT FASHION? WE DON’T KNOW. WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO USE THIS INFORMATION FOR? WE DON’T KNOW. SO I SIDE ON PROTECTING THE PRIVACY AND SECURITY OF CALIFORNIA VOTERS AND THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION. WE’RE NOT GOING TO LEGITIMIZE THIS COMMISSION BY COOPERATING

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  1. We ain't giving you mf's nothing!!! Tell your con-in-chief to show them taxes!!!! And if they give up people's personal information it will be the end of peace!!!!!

  2. They could already have your info from the info on 198 million voters they shared. Now they want a legal reason for people to have it

  3. trump is so insecure that he lost 3 million votes to hillary so he cries voter fraud……….and now this will all head to voter suppression to try and win the next election.

  4. All of these demands from a man that ran for president and STILL hasn't disclosed his tax returns. Trump has to go.

  5. All in an effort to begin gerrymandering in prep for the 2018 elections. Find out where the more liberal voting populace is, then restrict their voting power by clumping them all in the same districts.
    We demand proof of voter fraud, then you can start talking about the "problem" and possible "solutions". Until then… you got a Healthcare plan to work on, a wall to build, ISIS to defeat, North Korea to deal with, infrastructure and education to reform. Oh! Don't forget about bringing those coal jobs back… deeeerp!

  6. The only reason Trump wants to do this is because Democrats throughout history have always cheated in elections. Go all the way back in history and you'll see that the democrats are well known cheaters. And the reason the left wants immigration reform is to get more votes. Democrats would destroy the cultural fabric by importing millions of central americans just for votes.

  7. i'm a foreigner so this might be a weird question for US americans. what does "party-affiliation" mean in this context? aren't elections secret? do you have to be "affiliated" with a party? and what if you want to vote for a different one? can somebody explain please?

  8. More fake news and deliberately misleading. Trump wants to fix voter fraud which has been a real problem for 30-40 years, the only reason they don't want to release the data is because they know it's rigged. All that information is already known, Bush and Odingbat has gathered all your data years ago. More propaganda

  9. Trump is asking, what are they trying to hide? Really? He is the same person that is refusing to release his taxes. What is he hiding, is the really question.

  10. Trump's area is all about to create marginal issues to divert public's attention about the main problems like Russian role in US election, Russian/Kushner, etc.

  11. Trump collecting all voters' rolls for the Russian hackers. If this administration get their hands in this information, we'll never have a fair election again.

  12. sounds like they need study voter fraud in each state. ;so the investigators will have to go it on the road.. Most of this information can be had from the IRS records. The voting process needs to be vetted, electronic voting is a joke paper is the only way to go and if it takes a day more to tabulate the results that is the way we did it in the past and it worked just fine then. The vote needs to be secure and verifiable.

  13. Maryland's Attorney General also wrote a strong letter in response to Trump's demand; the attorney general, Brian Frosh, is also suing Trump for violating the Constitution's emoluments clause.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/03/maryland-refuse-trump-voter-information-request-240204

  14. The people themselves need to rise up vigorously to oppose this evil clown and the GOP which through blantant gerrymandering and tampering with voting rights and mechanisms to colluding with Russian meddling have become quite adept at stealing elections.

  15. Matthew 7:15King James Version (KJV)

    15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

  16. All this voter information at the hands of the federal government. Party affiliation etc … What's next knowing our religious affiliation. Should Democrats be forced to wear a donkey on their sleeve and Republicans an elephant. Or this just another way to suppress the vote and our individual freedoms.

  17. Wouldn't it be easier to just say "Hey let's suppress voters so that way he could get reelected!" If you trust your personal identifying information is safe in this administration's hands then go ahead and post it under this comment!

    Because once the states that do comply with this insane commission submits this information, it will then be made public.

    Remember, trump settles scores 😉

  18. just once it would be nice if he talked like an adult, I know him acting presidential is a stretch, I mean we are talking about a man who brags about being a peeping tom during teen beauty pageants , but it would be nice if he just pretend that he was a professional

  19. So, are 6 states going ahead and sending the data, or have they just taken an extra long weekend before saying "No"?

  20. There is Evil thing behind this, Just Imagine if Trump gets the data request from all the states and then somehow leaked to the Russian!!!

  21. I love the hypocrisy. Russia allegedly released some E-Mails, attack on our democracy.

    But Having millions of Illegals in our country and other possible voter fraud isn't.

    This is a threat to our democracy!

  22. It's not debunked until the evidence is reviewed. You cannot withhold the evidence, then claim the assertion is "debunked". I suppose after CNN is in ruins, MSNBC will be next.

  23. When you listen to people like CAs secretary of state speak the contrast between him and Trump is staggering.

  24. "What are they trying to hide not releasing private voter information?"
    "What are you trying to hide not releasing your tax returns like every other presidential candidate ever?"

  25. – – – FOCUS: How the President Use Hate for the OFFICE to Distract – – – Rachel Maddow

    “…. The reason he can do it, the reason it makes sense for him to do it is because the tings he harms by behaving this way, the thing he harms by sneering at the boundaries of decency and then breaking those bounds with glee, what he hurts by doing that is something that doesn’t belong to him.
    ….. Things he damages is something he neither owns, nor particularly values in the abstract at least. The thing he hurts is the Presidency and by extension the standings of the United States of America.
    …… And if you’re a person who doesn’t really care about those things, someone who doesn’t think those things are all that valuable, someone who certainly doesn’t feel any responsibility only recognizing their value, but upholding their value with your own behavior, then why not let those things take the hit? Why not let those things absorb the cost?
    …… The Presidency, the standing of the United States among Nations. If those costs are external to you, if those things aren’t yours, then those cost when you hurt them are external & the rewards of your behavior that hurts them is internal. THE REWARDS ALL ACCRUE TO YOU, RIGHT?
    ….. The ability to create infinite distraction at will, the ability to lead the media and to lead much of the nation basically on a ‘Choke Chain’ at will, because you are willing to go beyond provocative and controversial to the point of DISGUST.
    “ALL THE BENEFITS of that ACCRUE to HIM (to Trump.)
    THE harm-(HARM) of it is to the Country… & if you don’t care, it’s a win-win, Right?”

    – – – FOCUS: How the President Use Hate for the OFFICE to Distract – – – Rachel Maddow

  26. Find a friendly judge and subpoena the SOBs. Millions of Illegals in Mexi-fornia alone and no voter fraud??
    Who are YOU kidding?

  27. Trump needs this information because he wants to fire all government employees who vote for Democrats.

  28. Voter Fraud? It's the extremely vulnerable to hacking and tampering electronics…Stupid.
    Decoy issue so the poll-defying surprise winning Republican electronic voting and counting stays intact…Outrageous!
    Simple to stop hack attacks into our voting, remove the vulnerable electronics from the equation, but "winners" wants it as is!
    Demand Fair Elections, PAPER BALLOTS COUNTED BY HAND IN FULL PUBLIC VIEW, easy but why are our "elected" not for it?

  29. The corrupt cheating "elected" want no change to our vulnerable electronic voting system so they pivot and talk Voter Fraud…
    Voter Fraud is not a problem but yet the focus of our corrupted in power not wanting their corrupt voting made cyber-proof…
    The so called "elected" can not win a Free And Fair Election so they talk Voter Fraud, a non-problem…so clever the corrupt!
    Demand Free And Fair Elections…Verifiable, PAPER BALLOTS COUNTED BY HAND IN FULL PUBLIC VIEW…FAIR ELECTIONS!

  30. I'm from KY and the reason we won't is because of some Allison Grimes who has lost multiple elections but still works for the state government somehow. Democrats said it was "racist" for someone to have to show an id when voting. That tells me all I need to know

  31. From trump: Numerous states are refusing to give information…what are they trying to hide?
    How about you, trump? Release your full tax returns if you have nothing to hide! Let the investigation into Russia collusion run its course if you have nothing to hide.

  32. The Secretary makes a good point when saying that the commission hasn't been authorized by Congress. If it hasn't been runned by them, then what legal right does Trump of his so-called "commission", to request that information from the states?

  33. We won't comply because we have a lying delusional president who cannot be trusted with getting into a limo, let alone the concept of policy that reaches beyond the workings of his tiny little mind.

  34. tax dodgers should make public all their business deals,so if trump releases all his tax returns and business deals he can have mine ,over to you Mr duch bag president.

  35. The voter fraud claim has literally not been debunked, since there are several cases across the US of voter fraud, and the states will not comply with the Feds' request for voter registration data. What has been debunked is the claim that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to win the election. There is also no evidence being produced for the claim that Russia 'hacked the election' (completely meaningless, vague term), we are simply told to take the intelligence agencies' word for it. In short, nothing is as what the media would have you believe.

  36. But Trump needs this data so he can prepare the first roundups of political enemies to his concentration camps. How else do you expect Trump to carry out his agenda?

  37. If everyone reading this would re-register & then if the states would forward ALL those re-registrations via e-mail to said 'commission at the same exact moment, I posit their servers would melt down. As is the public confidence that Trump is actually ever going to do anything remotely positive for America.

  38. he wants these for the next election, wants to know which computers to attack and slow down democratic states

  39. Vlad Putin is a good man. He has more integrity than any current USA politician. I'm tired of corrupt USA politicians casting Iran and Russia as the big bad boogie man when all along is here in the USA.

  40. Stupid! U need last 4 of social security to find out if that voter is dead. Meaning ppl r voting under dead ppls names so they can add more votes to laws or put ppl in office! Secretary how r u going to stop Voter Fraud!?✋🏽

  41. I am interested in knowing how everyone feels knowing that we were all wrong and there was voter fraud. I didn't believe it at the time. And what about the new book that just came out about how Democrats can cheat on this next election?

  42. Through a logical holes and everything Alex Padilla is saying and he is Shifty eyes. I'm voting for Mark P Meuser, he speaks much more sensibly and seems trustworthy.

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