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In case you missed the news, New Mexico’s Secretary of State, Dianna Duran, has begun the process (again) of purging New Mexico’s voter rolls.

 

Duran just announced that with less than 90 days until Election Day, she sent 186,000 legally registered voters notice that they have been targeted for removal from the voter rolls if they don't take action to preserve their right to vote.

 

Here’s what you need to know if you (or someone you know) gets a notice from the Secretary of State.  This is important information we need your help to share. 
Find it online here.  Share it here.


If this seems like deja vu it’s because in 2012 Duran came under fire after she sent similar postcards to 177,000 New Mexico voters who had been deemed “inactive.”

 

During that purge, we took Duran to task after our investigation uncovered many active voters who were targeted. 

 

When we made national news in 2012 with our video report profiling a 40-year voter Duran tried to purge, the secretary of state wouldn’t explain why she, the wife of a Democratic state representative and many other lifelong voters were targeted.  Then in 2013, we stopped the next round of purges after we published an internal letter from her office detailing the plan.  [Read: Voter purge on pause, says ProgressNow NM, NM Telegram, Feb. 2013 ]

 

Now they are at it again – just weeks before the election.  And just like last time, legally registered voters who receive these notices can be confused into thinking they can’t vote this November.

 

What happens if 186,000 legal voters don’t show up this November? We’re about to find out unless we fight back.

 

We just posted our report on the new voter purge and all of the efforts by the secretary of state to restrict access to elections. 

 

This is important information we need your help to share. Find it online here. Share it here.

 

No one should be intimidated or confused enough to stay away from the polls this November – help us spread the word before its too late.


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The secretary of state is acting unilaterally to terminate the right to vote for voters only she can identify.  New Mexico needs more election watchdogs to stand up for our rights.  Help us keep up the fight by sharing this news and chipping in to help us save the rights of voters in 2014 like we did in 2012.

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