新墨西哥县官员 1 月被判有罪 6 擅自拒绝证明 2022 基于揭穿阴谋的主要结果

新墨西哥州县长, 等待对他的一月宣判 6 定罪, said Thursday that he plans to defy a state Supreme Court order and will not vote to certify the results of a recent primary election in a flareup over vote-tallying machines that’s drawing attention and alarm from national voting rights advocates.

I’m not planning to move off my position,” Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin said in a telephone interview with CNN on Thursday. “Why have a commission if we just get overridden by the court system?”
The State Supreme Court on Wednesday, acting on an emergency request from New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, 民主党人, ordered the Otero County commissioners to certify the primary results by Fridaythe statutory deadline for county certification. The commissioners had declined to do so earlier in the week, citing distrust of Dominion voting machines.
    The commission has added a Friday emergency meeting to take up the certification.
      Commission Chairwoman Vickie Marquardt and Commissioner Gerald Matherly have not responded to CNN’s inquiries, and it’s not clear how they intend to vote.
        格里芬, a founder for Cowboys for Trump, was found guilty in a March bench trial of trespassing on US Capitol grounds on January 6, 2021, while then-Vice President 迈克·彭斯 was there. He is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Washington.
        星期四, Griffin told CNN that he’snot trying to overturn an election. We want transparency.
          The more they try to fight us and shut us down,” 他说, “the more of a skeptic I will become.
          Otero County is one of the first known communities to balk at certifying election results. The dispute in this Republican stronghold of roughly 68,000 people has sparked fears among voting rights experts that conspiracy theories about voting machines and other aspects of election administration have taken deep root in some pockets of the country and could lead to further disruptions this fall.
          The commissioners cited their concerns about Dominion voting machines in refusing to certify the results at a Monday meeting.
          I have huge concerns with these voting machines,” Marquardt said at the time. “我真的. I just don’t think in my heart that they can’t be manipulated.
          星期四, Oliver asked the state’s attorney general to investigate the commission over several recent actions.
          In the referral to Attorney General Hector Balderas, a fellow Democrat, Oliver said members of the Otero County Commission have takenmultiple unlawful actionsthis monthincluding declining to certify the results of the June 7 主, ordering the removal of ballot-drop boxes and voting to discontinue to the use of vote-tallying machines.
          All county officials take an oath to uphold the constitution and laws of New Mexico,” Oliver said in a news release. “The Commissioners in Otero County have violated the public’s trust and our state laws through their recent actions and must be held accountable.
          Griffin has been an outspoken backer of former 唐纳德·特朗普总统, and he and the other Otero commissioners earlier this year authorized a third-party review of the county’s 2020 选举结果. It included anaudit forceof volunteers going door to door to question voters. Trump won the county by 多于 25 点数 在 2020.
          An oversight committee in the US House of Representatives has asked the Justice Department to investigate the door-to-door canvassing in Otero County, citing the potential for voter intimidation.
            在本周的一份声明中, a Dominion spokesperson called the controversy in Oteroyet another example of how lies about Dominion have damaged our company and diminished the public’s faith in elections.
            This story and headline have been updated.

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