FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2012
Contact: Pat Davis
Attorney General Launches Investigation Into Voter Suppression
Albuquerque – ProgressNow New Mexico’s Executive Director Pat Davis issues this statement on the news that New Mexico’s Attorney General Gary King has opened an investigation into voter suppression tactics exposed by ProgressNowNM:
“We applaud Attorney General King for standing up to protect the integrity of New Mexico’s elections. We also join him in adding to the chorus of New Mexicans who call on Governor Martinez and Secretary of State Duran to repudiate these types of tactics and work for fair elections, especially now that voters have already begun voting.”
Attorney General King announced the investigation, and that he is exploring sanctions against those found guilty of voter suppression in New Mexico. His full statement is available online.
Last week, ProgressNow New Mexico released video and and GOP manual improperly training poll challengers to demand identification and deny regular ballots and assistance to certain voters. We also exposed the non-profit True The Vote group (under Congressional investigation for voter suppression tactics) coordinating, in apparent violation of IRS rules, with the Bernalillo County Republican Party.
Since first releasing the video, it has been viewed more than 48,000 times and generated news stories across the country.
Contact: Pat Davis, (505) 750-0012, Pat@ProgressNowNM.org