In the middle of the night, and just hours before her next criminal hearing, Dianna Duran’s office announced that it was canceling the public hearing where we were set to deliver more than 1,200 petition signatures calling for her to stop her attempts to change election rules she is accused of breaking.
The reason? Dianna Duran has apparently resigned.
Since Attorney General Balderas charged Duran in August, it’s been clear that New Mexico needs a new Secretary of State to restore integrity to our election system. But, Duran wouldn’t go.
For months now, you’ve helped us keep up the pressure in her office and in the news media for her resignation or impeachment. And just this week, news outlets reported on our plans to deliver more than 1,200 signatures to her from New Mexicans demanding she stop trying to change election rules she is accused of breaking.
The Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press, KRQE-TV 13 and Las Cruces Sun-News have all reported on ProgressNowNM’s petition and public action from New Mexicans:
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – A New Mexico official facing criminal charges for misusing campaign contributions is proposing new campaign finance rules.
Secretary of State Dianna Duran’s office plans to present a slate of proposals at a public hearing on Friday, including some that regulate how candidates can spend money donated to them, reported The Albuquerque Journal…
But some critics, like advocacy group ProgressNow New Mexico, have argued that Duran should remove herself from the process because it’s the only way voters can be sure that the changes “are being made honestly and with the best intentions.
Now we have the task of finding and electing someone who will restore integrity to the office, and our election system. Who should that be? We already started an online poll to see what New Mexicans think. Share your opinion now >>