Sunday, September 26, 2021

New Mexico: Otero County Commissioner signatures due on Wednesday, petitioners claim about 400 short

Petitioners are light on signatures in the recall effort against Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin for his role in rioting at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Griffin, the founder of Cowboys for Trump, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor criminal charges. Griffin denies that he violated the law. A judge greenlit the recall effort (New Mexico is a Malfeasance Standard state).

In addition, Griffin has been accused of calling for the murder of the Governors of Virginia and Michigan, and called for violence at President Joe Biden's inauguration. 

Petitioners need 1574 signatures in 90 days -- they say they are about 400 short with a deadline of September 29. One complication is that the Democratic Governor will choose Griffin's replacement if he is removed. 

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