Constitution Party Sues New Mexico Secretary of State over dirty tricksSubmitted by Stonewall Jackson on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 14:33
N E W S R E L E A S E
FOR RELEASE: Thursday, December 5, 2013
CONTACT: Frank Fluckiger, National Chairman: 801-544-405
Jon Barrie, NM Constitution Party Chairman: 505-508-3607
New Mexico Constitution Party Sues Secretary of State
National and State Parties Seek Reversal of Denial of Ballot Position
On July 18, 2013, the Constitution Party of New Mexico (CPNM) received a letter from Secretary of State Dianna Duran (SOS) stating that they are not qualified for ballot access. However, she did not follow state Elections Code that requires a notice of disqualification no later than March 15, 2013. The SOS did not notify county clerks of the removal and non-qualification of the party within the required time frame, and failed to notify registered members of the party within 45 days of the non-qualification of the party. Party members did not receive notice until November 1, 2013, a full six months past the deadline. In addition, the SOS broke precedent: from 1997 through 2011, when a party submitted a successful ballot access petition as CPNM did, it attained ballot status the next two elections not just one.
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