NM Secretary of State Examines Voter Registration File for Fraudulent Voters

The New Mexico Secretary of State testified in a morning legislative hearing on Tuesday, March 15 that her office has merged the Motor Vehicle Division file with the statewide voter registration file and has found 37 people who she believes are non-citizens who voted between 2003 and 2010. New Mexico is one of three states that issues driver licenses to undocumented workers. We do not, however, yet know the details of her match or whether those identified could have become citizens after they received their driver licenses or whether there were possible administrative errors that might have led to mismatches between files. The SOS received the data from the NM Motor Vehicle Division yesterday and is continuing to examine the file and search for voter fraud. The story is still developing, but you can read various perspectives on it here, here and here.