GOP loses NM Supreme Court suit

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As mentioned yesterday, the state Republican party filed a suit with the New Mexico Supreme Court, in an effort to place two of their candidates on the Nov. 7 ballot, and remove Hector Balderas, the Democrat candidate for state auditor. Balderas replaced Jeff Armijo, who dropped out of the race and then tried to jump back in. Heath Haussamen has the goods over at his place:

Justices of the New Mexico Supreme Court have unanimously denied the Republican Party’s challenge to several recent election decisions made by the secretary of state’s office.

The high court announced its decision shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“The ballot remains as it is,” said Sam Thompson, spokeswoman for Attorney General Patricia Madrid.

The Republican Party filed the lawsuit Sept. 27 against Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron and Madrid, whose office advises Vigil-Giron.

So, it seems that may be the end of the line for this fiasco.

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