December 14, 2020 | 17:10
SANTA FE — President Trump has filed an election lawsuit challenging the results in New Mexico. The suit calls into question the use of “drop boxes” for absentee voting, as well as other changes made by New Mexico’s Secretary of State, Maggie Toulouse Oliver, which loosened the controls on casting ballots.
Attorneys for the President argue these “non-legislative”changes made by the secretary violate the U.S. Constitution. The President’s legal team asserts that only the state legislature could make the changes that New Mexico made to its electoral process this year. “…executive branch government officials cannot subvert these constitutional requirements, no matter their stated intent,” the lawsuit reads.
This morning, New’s Mexico electors officially cast their five votes for former Vice President Joe Biden.
The Trump suit asks the court to issue a temporary restraining order to block New Mexico’s electors from taking part in the Electoral College next month and seeks to have the Democrat controlled legislature step-in.