Court takes up lawsuit in 2nd Congressional District race
November 16, 2018 12:41 PM
DONA ANA COUNTY, N.M. - The battle over ballots is taking center stage in a Dona Ana County courtroom Friday.
Republican Yvette Herrell filed a lawsuit after the Secretary of State declared Democrat Xochitl Torres Small the winner in the Second Congressional District race.
According to the suit, Herrell is calling for more than 8,000 ballots to be impounded and investigated for improprieties.
Thousands of ballots were left to be counted the day after the election. After those ballots were counted, Torres Small pulled ahead and Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver declared her the winner.
The Republican Party of New Mexico says there is a responsibility to look into ensuring the integrity of the election.
KOB's Patrick Hayes is in Southern New Mexico covering today's proceedings and will have a wrap-up of what happened in the evening newscasts.
HAPPENING NOW: Yvette Herrell and her attorneys are asking a judge to order state police to take control of the 8,000 absentee ballots cast in Doña Ana County.— Patrick Hayes (@KOBPatrickHayes) November 16, 2018
Herrell is not present.
However, attorneys for Xochitl Torres Small are in attendance.
Updated: November 16, 2018 12:41 PM
Created: November 16, 2018 12:27 PM
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