The Las Cruces Sun News reports:
On the very day that New Mexico electors met in Santa Fe to formally cast New Mexico’s electoral votes for president, President Donald Trump’s campaign filed a lawsuit over New Mexico’s use of drop boxes in the 2020 elections.
The federal lawsuit claims that New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver violated the state election code by permitting voters to deposit completed absentee ballots in drop boxes at voting locations rather than handing them to the location’s presiding judge in person.
Drop boxes were installed around the state this fall with federal funding from the CARES Act in an effort to reduce numbers of voters congregating at voting locations in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic
🚨NEW: Trump clearly heard your requests that he hit 60 court losses. So, he filed this lawsuit TODAY in New Mexico.
He and his allies are currently 1-59 in post election litigation.https://t.co/6fSaqOynsH
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) December 14, 2020
This story is important. I’ll tell you why: Trump lost this suit at the state level in *October*, then waited post-certification to bring it at the federal level. Then he had fake NM electors vote for him. Now he’ll say he never had his day in court in NM. https://t.co/iTKWTgNec0
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) December 15, 2020