Thursday, April 4, 2019

New Mexico: Group trying to push for Governor recall over border issue; No recall law on the state level

In a letter to the editor in the Rio Rancho Observer, Joy Ambrosia has claimed that there is a move to recall Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) over her decision to remove national guard troops from the border and support for a gun control bill. The petitioners claim that Governor has "usurped the authority of the President..."

While New Mexico does allow for the recall on the local level (though that is a malfeasance standard/judicial recall one, so that would be an additional significant hurdle), it does not have a state level recall (though a Republican state Representative has proposed such a law). The author of the piece takes the very novel argument that the US Constitution's "full faith and credit clause" somehow gives the state a recall law. They claim that they need 231,921 signatures to get on the ballot.

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