Donald Trump greets supporters at the San Diego Convention Center. Photo by Chris Stone
Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in San Dieg. Photo by Chris Stone

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Sunday dismissed Donald Trump’s charges of voter fraud in California as “absurd” and “unbecoming” of a president-elect.

“It appears that Mr. Trump is troubled by the fact that a growing majority of Americans did not vote for him,” said Padilla, who supervises California’s election results. “His unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud in California and elsewhere are absurd.”

“His reckless tweets are inappropriate and unbecoming of a president-elect,” Padilla added.

Trump tweeted Sunday that he believes there was “serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California” and claimed he would have won the popular vote except for “millions of people who voted illegally.”

Although Trump won the electoral vote, he trails Democrat Hillary Clinton in the popular vote by more than 2 million.

A recount is underway in Wisconsin, but not in any other states, and Clinton conceded the election on Nov. 9.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.