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If New Mexico Democrats Get Their Way, Even Felons Will Be Voting By Mail

After scoring significant victories in the 2022 midterms, New Mexico Democrats are off to the races in their bid to completely overhaul the state’s future election administration.

Many leftist House representatives have been elected to the state legislature. Both chambers are controlled by Democrats. Legislation This bill seeks to enshrine many Democratic-favorable voter policies into law. If passed and signed by the Democrat Governor. Michelle Lujan Grisham has proposed a bill to replace the current one.HB 4) would expand mail-in voting — the Securest And most unreliable form of voting — throughout the state.

HB 4 contains provisions that allow for the development and expansion of a “voluntary permanent absentee voter list,” Where county clerks are located “automatically send a mailed ballot to the mailing address listed on [a voter’s registration certificate] each time there is a statewide election that includes [his or her] precinct.” This absentee voter’s list mirrors the lax no-excuse absentee vote and “indefinite confinement” Rules that Democrats propagated around the country under the Covid banner “emergency” to the detriment or integrity of elections.

Additionally, the bill would require counties to maintain at least two ballot drop boxes within their territory. The measure also allows county clerks to request additional information from the secretary-of-state.

But New Mexico Democrats’ election takeover doesn’t stop at mail-in voting. According to the bill, convicted felons will be allowed to register to voter after they are released from prison but before they complete parole and probation.

“During the reentry phase of an inmate’s sentence, if the inmate is a voter or otherwise a qualified elector, the inmate shall be given an opportunity to register to vote or update an existing registration by means of a transaction with the motor vehicle division of the taxation and revenue department prior to the inmate’s release from custody,” The bill is as follows:

Under existing New Mexico law, convicted felons “must complete probation or parole before registering to vote again,” According to Albuquerque Journal.

Also included in the measure are changes creating an automatic voter registration system at the state’s driver’s licensing agency, as well as at other state and local government departments.

An identical version of the legislation was also available. Introduction during last year’s legislative session but was filibustered by state Senate Republicans. Given that the state’s 2023 session will be twice as long as last year’s, it seems probable the bill will pass.

Legacy media outlets made it clear that they were going to do everything possible to interfere for New Mexico Democrats. They classified HB 4 as a terrorist act. “voting rights” bill. Stephen Wolf, Daily Kos’ writer, wrote this Wednesday. Article This is what the legislation was intended to accomplish. “broadly protect and expand voting rights in the state.”

The Albuquerque Journal’s Dan McKay used similar language, whining About the New Mexico Senate Republicans “killed election legislation at the Roundhouse in the final hours of last year’s session.”

Shawn Fleetwood, a staff writer for The Federalist, is a graduate of The University of Mary Washington. He is also a state content expert.


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