Trump Camp Sues New Mexico Over Ballot Drop Boxes

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