A rural New Mexico county’s initial refusal to approve its primary election results sent ripples across country last week. It was also a symbol of how even the most basic functions of democracy have become politicized pressure points amid the whirl of accusations surrounding the 2020 Presidential Outcome.
New Mexico county’s refusal to certify primary election results sent ripples across country
A rural New Mexico county’s initial refusal to approve its primary election results sent ripples across country last week. As the Otero County Commission finally conceded, one question continued: why New Mexico? Where Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump two years ago and also a state that has no political background?
The seeds of the short-lived election crisis, which ended with a showdown with the Secretary of State and an order from the New Mexico Supreme Court, were planted months earlier, when David Clements, a well-known conservative lawyer, began spreading conspiracy theories and false statements about the previous presidential election, which came to dominate political discussion in the heavily Republican county.
But it’s not just Otero County where the local election government is in the crosshairs of conspiracy theorists.
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Putting doubts about the 2020 election
All over the Country, all the Supporters and allies of former President Donald Trump have been meeting with local administrators, putting doubts about the 2020 election, striving to access voting equipment and pressing for changes that would upend the election officials in their counties. In New Mexico, the effort has led to security breaches of voting equipment.
David Levine is a former election administrator and now a fellow with the Alliance for Security Democracy. Levine said that “You have seen a bunch of people, some sincere, some perhaps less sincere, who have rushed to fill the demand to provide evidence of the fraud that Trump created.”
Before the November 3, 2020, election, Donald Trump was telling his allies that the fraud had been the only way he could lose re-election. Pointing primarily — and without evidence — to an increase in mail-in voting during the pandemic.
During these months, there has been no information to support the claims. They were dismissed by dozens of judges, and even by Trump’s attorney general at the time. Whereas a federation of federal and state elections and cyber security administrators has declared the 2020 election to be the “most secure” in United States history. The false claims have not been stopped from proliferating. Which has been driven by Trump’s allies who come to many of the events and meet with each other regularly.
Frederic Clements continually weaves pronouncements about democracy
Frederic Clements, a former assistant district attorney in southern New Mexico. He feeds on telegram and continually weaves pronouncements about Democracy with the scripture and prayers, he also includes video chats with the like-minded.
In one March video, Frederic Clements has a chat with Jim Marchant, a Trump Supporter from Nevada, who claims elections have long been manipulated.
Marchant recently won the Republican primary for Nevada’s Secretary of State, the state’s top elected position. He has been a key organizer this year of a group of “America First” candidates who either prohibit the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
About Jim Marchant
James Carl Merchant Jr. Was born on 28 May 1956 in Gainesville, FL, United States. He is an American Politician in Nevada. He is the President of the First Secretary of the state Coalition. Furthermore, he is a member of the Republican Party.
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