In a recent development, New Mexico’s top prosecutor declared that the state’s five Republican electors cannot be prosecuted under the current law for filing election certificates that falsely declared Donald Trump the winner of the 2020 presidential race. This incident, reported by Politico, is a stark reminder of the threats our electoral process faces.
Democratic Attorney General Raúl Torrez is now making recommendations to state lawmakers that he believes would enhance the security of the state’s electoral process and provide legal authority for prosecuting similar conduct in the future. This is a step in the right direction, but it also highlights the need for nationwide reform.
New Mexico is not alone in this predicament. Fake electors attempted to cast ballots indicating that Trump had won in several states, a strategy that has resulted in criminal charges against Trump and his associates. Fake certificates were submitted in the battleground states of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
In light of these events, it’s clear that our electoral process needs to be fortified. We need laws that can effectively deter and punish those who attempt to undermine the integrity of our elections. This is not a matter of partisan politics, but a matter of preserving our Constitutional Republic.
As citizens, we must demand transparency and accountability in our elections. We must also support legal reforms that protect the integrity of our electoral process. It’s time to unite in our common cause of prosperity for all and work towards a future where our elections are free, fair, and beyond reproach.