A New Mexico Republican-led county committee that refused to recognize a referendum this month after citing unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about voting machines bowed to legal pressure on Friday and confirmed the results.
Otero County Police Chiefs voted 2-1 to confirm the results of the county’s June 7 election, but only after the New Mexico Supreme Court ordered them to do so and after threats of prosecution by the Democratic Party, Attorney General.
Couy Griffin, the executive director who still voted against the results, did so hours after being convicted of violating the US capital in the January 6, 2021 riots.
Griffin, a conspiracy theorist and founder of “Cowboy for Trump,” escaped jail, was fined $ 3,000 and given one year of unsupervised imprisonment with the requirement to complete 60 hours of community service.
Former Republican President Donald Trump has continued to lie that Democrat President Joe Biden has stolen the 2020 election. denied lies.
It is feared that more election unrest is imminent due to the hold of unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about voting machines and the counting of votes now on many Republican lawmakers and grassroots voters from the grassroots.
Otero County’s initial decision not to confirm his vote comes before the November general election, which will control the US Congress, as both parties are now in the hands of Democrats, as well as the 2024 presidential election, where Trump has indicated he could applied for. the second term of the White House.
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of 10 Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted by accusing Trump of inciting the deadly attack on January 6, said Otero’s initial denial of certification was a worrying omen for electoral turmoil ahead.
“Wake up America and the GOP, this will destroy us,” tweeted Kinzinger, a member of the congressional committee investigating the January 6 attack on Wednesday.
New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, who had previously said the county commission was operating illegally, was relieved that the election results had been confirmed.
“Otero County voters and the candidates who won their primary election can now be assured that their voices have been heard and that the general election can continue as planned,” Toulouse Oliver said in a statement.
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