The attorney general’s official website says a group of Trump campaign officials could have violated federal election law by not properly registering to vote in California in November.
California, the home of the U.S. presidential election, was supposed to be able to count the ballots for Trump, but voters who requested absentee ballots were not able to vote.
State election officials were told to register to vote by Nov. 8, but some residents and some officials said they were not registered because of the new election rules.
California election officials say in a letter obtained by The Associated Press they are taking the action as part of the state’s efforts to comply with federal election rules, including the one that allows states to purge ballots and change voting procedures without requiring voters to re-register.
State officials told the AP that the letter is not meant to say that the state does not have a voting system, just that it was not up to date.
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in a statement that the election rules for California require voters to vote at least once in person at an election site and to have the appropriate identification before they vote.
Padilla’s office said the letter was not intended to make specific recommendations or impose sanctions.
The Associated Press is not naming the lawyers who wrote the letter.