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

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

May 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Chairmen of the Senate and Assembly Elections Committees, State Senator Henry Stern and Assemblymember Marc Berman 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.

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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

Henry Stern is Chair of the Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments, and the first millennial elected to the California State Senate. Senator Stern also serves on four additional key committees: Energy, Utilities and Communications, Environmental Quality, Judiciary, and Natural Resources and Water. He represents nearly 1 million residents of 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. http://sd27.senate.ca.gov.