Pres. Trump launching voter fraud investigation

WASHINGTON (KGO) -- President Donald Trump is vowing to launch an investigation into claims of voter fraud during the 2016 Presidental election, and it appears that California will be under the microscope.

Wednesday morning President Trump tweeted: "I will be asking for a major investigation into voter fraud..."

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer indicated what locations they will be targeting in the investigation.

"I think if you look at where a lot of potential of these issues could have occurred in bigger states, that's where we're gonna look," said Spicer.

California is one of those big states on the list.

President Trump first put the words "voter fraud" and California together in a tweet shortly after he won the election.

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California's Secretary of State Alex Padilla says he's seen no evidence of irregularities in the state's voting system.

"Calling for a massive investigation when there is no basis for it is dangerous, it is not productive," said Padilla.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi from San Francisco is also critical of the President.

"I frankly feel very sad about the President making this claim. Then I prayed for the United States of America, " said Pelosi.

On Wednesday, three leading House Democrats send a letter to each state, asking for a list of any known voter fraud cases during the election. They've given the states one month to respond.

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