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Trump campaign files motion to dismiss NM election lawsuit

Trump campaign files motion to dismiss NM election lawsuit

Joshua Panas
Updated: January 11, 2021 05:03 PM
Created: January 11, 2021 04:28 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- A lawyer for the Donald Trump for President Inc. filed a motion to dismiss its lawsuit. 

The lawsuit was filed against Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Electors of New Mexico, the State Canvassing Board and the Democratic National Committee. 

The lawsuit accused the state of breaking the law by using drop boxes and certain types of voting machines.

The campaign wanted the judge to invalidate the results of the November election, which was won by Joe Biden.

The request to dismiss the lawsuit comes after Congress confirmed Joe Biden's Electoral College victory, hours after the Capitol was stormed by Trump supporters. 

Toulouse Oliver issued the following statement about the motion to dismiss the lawsuit: 

“The Trump campaign today filed to withdraw their lawsuit against my Office attempting to invalidate New Mexico’s secure and lawful 2020 General Election and withdrew their overly burdensome public records requests motivated by an outlandish conspiracy theory involving Dominion Voting Systems. As no new facts have come to light since they filed this lawsuit and records requests, except the anti-democratic horror show that played out as the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, this withdrawal suggests that the Trump campaign knew from the very beginning that their lawsuit was baseless and that it was simply a political show. Let me be clear: New Mexican election officials ran one of the safest and most secure elections in our state’s history and yet this lawsuit attempted to throw out the votes of every New Mexico voter who cast a lawful ballot last November. I’m pleased that they have sought to withdraw their frivolous lawsuit, but it’s only the first step President Trump and his enablers should be taking to fix the damage they have wrought on our democratic republic. New Mexico voters deserve strong, pro-active condemnations of the President’s actions. Simply withdrawing this lawsuit does not undo the weeks of lies and disinformation parroted by President Trump and leaders of the New Mexico Republican Party like Steve Pearce and Yvette Herrell.” 

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