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Sat Aug 11, 2012, 11:43 AM

Help!: Sudden New Mexico Voter Purge

Wrote a blog today because of the sudden voter purge in New Mexico!



Wood received a notice in the mail at her Santa Fe home on Tuesday. The notice directs Wood to verify her voting status with the Secretary of State's own database, "Voter View" . However, when Wood checked her voting status there, she found that her status had been changed to "INACTIVE" in this mail purge alongside a list all of the elections she has voted in since 1992, a total of 44. Wood's most recent vote was just 88 days before she received the notice sent to alleged non-voters. Wood moved from Albuquerque to her current address in Santa Fe more than 5 years ago and has voted absentee from there at least 4 times during elections when she was working in other parts of the state protecting others' right to vote. "I'm just shocked that I took my job to fight for other people's job to get their vote counted, and now I'm having to fight for my own," Wood told ProgressNow New Mexico in a recorded interview. The secretary of state's voter purge began just weeks after Secretary Duran stopped printing new voter registration cards, leaving at least six New Mexico counties without registration forms. Now we learn that during that same time Duran was not printing new voter cards she was instead able to print more than 177,000 voter registration cards to target to those she deemed non-voters. New Mexico has an estimated 250,000 - 600,000 eligible but unregistered voters. "This is exactly what we have all been afraid of when the secretary of state acts unilaterally to terminate the right to vote for voters only she can identify," says Pat Davis of ProgressNow NM. "Diane is just the first of the more than 177,000 legal voters to get this notice and it shows the incompetence of the secretary in administering our elections. How many more active voters were included in her massive purge of voters?"


http://derekstevens01.blogspot.com/2012/08/help-sudden-new-mexico-voter-purge.html

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Reply Help!: Sudden New Mexico Voter Purge (Original post)
dsteve01 Aug 2012 OP
kestrel91316 Aug 2012 #1
SheilaT Aug 2012 #2
oldhippydude Aug 2012 #4
left-of-center2012 Oct 2012 #6
oldhippydude Oct 2012 #7
oldhippydude Aug 2012 #3
dsteve01 Aug 2012 #5
SheilaT Oct 2012 #8
left-of-center2012 Oct 2012 #9

Response to dsteve01 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 11:58 AM

1. EVERY Democrat in the country needs to trot down to their post office RIGHT NOW and pick up a

voter registration card and RE-REGISTER as a precaution.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 01:18 PM

2. Not necessarily.

I've checked my registration status on-line and it's active.

I am thinking that all these purges of voters who really have been active is simply being done by using a random number generator, and applying the purges only to those registrations that list the Democratic Party.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 01:21 PM

4. how can i check online? on edit

nevermind i followed the link on the blog.. looks good for me

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 10:24 PM

6. What's that link ?

Can you direct me to the link where I can verify my voter registration?
Thanks

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 10:55 PM

7. sorry i don't have the link handy anymore

try google..

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Response to dsteve01 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 01:19 PM

3. first i have heard of this

i voted in the primary....

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Response to dsteve01 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 01:25 PM

5. Where did they get the list?

Do you guys think they're using old DMV records? I heard that's the sort of 3rd party info they were using for the purges in Florida a few months back.

But a random number generator is just as valid.

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Response to dsteve01 (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:18 AM

8. If I'd gotten a notice like that, and I could then

print out such a large number of elections voted in in the past 20 years, I'd do so and go straight to the election board.

One wonders how these kinds of lists are generated.

And another reason why our system of voter registration is totally fucked.

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Response to dsteve01 (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:53 PM

9. This should be illegal

Voter suppression in any form should be a crime.
I don't know how anyone, any party, or any legislature can push voter suppression.


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