Virginia's Top Election Official Shoots Down Trump's Claim of Fraud

The head of Virginia's Department of Elections is rebutting President-elect Donald Trump's claim of "serious voter fraud" in the state.

Trump's claims are unfounded, Virginia Department of Elections Commissioner Edgardo Cortés said Monday.

"The claims of voter fraud in Virginia during the November 8 election are unfounded. Virginia's election was well administered by our 133 professional local registrars, with help from hundreds of election officials and volunteers who worked to guarantee a good experience for eligible Virginia voters," he said in a statement. "The election was fair and all votes cast by eligible voters were accurately counted."

In a tweet Monday evening, Sen. Tim Kaine, who was Hillary Clinton's running mate, called Trump's claim "shameful." 

Without citing any evidence, Trump claimed in a series of tweets on Sunday that there was voter fraud in California, New Hampshire and Virginia.

Trump's transition team also did not provide any evidence to back up the president-elect's assertion. They pointed to past charges of irregularity in voter registration.

Fact-checking organizations including Politifact and Snopes have debunked a widely circulating conspiracy theory stating that millions of undocumented immigrants voted in the presidential election.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked about the claim on Monday.

"I think what I can say as an objective of fact is that there has been no evidence produced to substantiate a claim like that," he said.

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