By Rob Nikolewski | Capitol Report New Mexico
SANTA FE – Democrats in New Mexico have accused Secretary of State Dianna Duran of trying to suppress voter turnout after her office sent out nearly 178,000 postcards to voters tagged as potentially “inactive”.
Duran said her office simply is following federal guidelines from the U.S. Department of Justice.
“There is no voter suppression at work here,” Duran said Friday, insisting that it’s merely an attempt to clean up voter rolls in the state after the administration of former Secretary of State Mary Herrera did not conduct a purge of voter rolls in 2007 and then sent out postcards in 2009 that had to be withdrawn because of faulty information.
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