Skip to comments.CD3 candidate vows to contest disqualification (New Mexico)
Posted on 02/15/2020 6:09:50 PM PST by CedarDave
SANTA FE A prospective candidate in the race for the 3rd Congressional District seat who was disqualified by the New Mexico Secretary of States Office for using the wrong form to collect petition signatures is vowing to contest the decision through legal means.
In an inculpatory statement provided to the Journal, the campaign for Republican Anise Golden-Morper accused Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse-Oliver, a Democrat, of playing politics and using dirty tricks to eliminate the leading fundraiser among GOP candidates.
Anise is being targeted by a hyper-partisan witch hunt similar to what just happened to President Trump in Washington D.C. by a weaponized Secretary of State, the statement said. Toulouse-Oliver is doing exactly what her D.C. puppeteers are ordering her to do. ... The desperate Democrats know that they cant hold this seat so they are resorting to desperate dirty tricks. We plan on taking this to the courts and fighting tooth and nail against this flagrant abuse of power.
Golden-Morper, of Angel Fire, was disqualified by the Secretary of States Office this week because she did not use the required legally prescribed form to collect the 463 signatures of registered voters in the district to get her name on the ballot for the June primary.
Secretary Toulouse Oliver is obligated to follow state law and to maintain uniformity in the application, operation and interpretation of the Election Code, which she does every day and this case is no exception, said Alex Curtas, a spokesman for the Secretary of States Office. Ms. Golden-Morper came up short on the required number of signatures she needed to be placed on the ballot because she didnt use the required form prescribed in New Mexico law and made available well in advance to all candidates.
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Good post...I agree 100%.
But how many times might a Dem be allowed to get by on such a trivial matter, seeing as how it’s a Dem SoS?
Well, Oliver IS a rather accomplished Election Thi...... Uh... Manipulator.... I wouldn’t be surprised if she, or her office intentionally misled any Republican candidate.
That would be the $64 thousand dollar question.
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