Shelby Holliday reporting from New Mexico (2008-11-02 12:35:08)
As a follow-up to our ongoing investigation into issues surrounding voter fraud, we have identified at least 6 out-of-state campaigners that have registered- and in some cases cast votes- in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
I am in the midst of contacting these people to see when they arrived to New Mexico and when they plan on leaving. I want to give them a chance to answer questions before I post anything…
With that being said, I will have a follow up blog at 9am tomorrow morning revealing some of these peoples’ names and backgrounds
My questions for them:
-When did you arrive in New Mexico and when (if at all) do you plan on leaving?
-Can you verify the information on the New Mexico voter registration database? (In other words, did you register and vote in New Mexico?)
-Did someone encourage you to vote in NM?
-What residency requirements are you aware of in order to register and vote in NM?
-Were you under the impression that it was ok to vote in the state even if you don’t intend on living there?
We have spoken with the New Mexico Secretary of State Mary Herrera, who said it is NOT ok for out-of-state volunteers that are living in NM temporarily to register and cast ballots in the state.
We uncovered a similar situation in Ohio where a number of campaign staffers, members of PACs, and out-of-state volunteers registered and voted despite the fact that they have no intention of residing in Ohio after the election. In many cases, their ballots were withdrawn and they no criminal charges were brought against them. Some admitted that it was an honest mistake and that they thought they met Ohio’s residency requirements.
Is this the case in New Mexico?
I will have more for you first thing tomorrow morning!
You can find the original article at: http://www.palestra.net/blogs/read/18074