Despite losing the state by 10 percentage points, the Trump campaign is suing the State of New Mexico for using drop boxed for their absentee ballots…just as the Electoral College was affirming Joe Biden as the President-elect. Go figure.
As the 538 electors who make up the Electoral College met on Monday in all 50 state capitals and the District of Columbia to cast their constitutionally mandated votes for president, Donald Trump expanded his failed legal effort to overturn the 2020 election based on fictitious claims of fraud. The Trump campaign filed a federal lawsuit in New Mexico, a state he lost by more than 10 percentage points, alleging that Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver violated state law by allowing voters to submit ballots using drop boxes at polling places in lieu of presenting them in-person to a judge.
“[I]t’s not over. We keep going and we’re going to continue to go forward. We have numerous local cases,” Trump told Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade before his campaign filed its latest lawsuit.
“This lawsuit appears to be yet another attempt by the outgoing Trump Administration to silence the voices of lawful voters throughout the country,” Alex Curtas, a spokesman for Toulouse Oliver, told the Las Cruces Sun News. “The state GOP acknowledged that drop boxes are legal under New Mexico law…
Trump lost the state by over 100,000 votes, and its five electoral votes would not get him much closer to reversing an election he lost by 74 electoral votes.
I imagine that this lawsuit will suffer the same fate as all of the others. And I don’t understand why no one else in the GOP isn’t tired of this by now.