On July 30, New Mexico Attorney General Gary King asked the Bernalillo District Court that is hearing Crum v Duran to let him intervene in the case.
The case is a state law that bars independents from voting in the primary election. The lawsuit contends the law allowing only Democrats and Republicans to vote in the primary violates the New Mexico Constitution.
Secretary of State Dianna Duran was named as a defendant in the case. She has chosen not to defend the law.
The Attorney General is asking the state District Court judge to permit him to intervene in the lawsuit filed on behalf of nearly 294,000 voters registered as independents.
Unless the Attorney General is allowed to intervene, there will be no one to defend the state law that says only party members may vote in party primaries.
NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote!
Michael H. Drucker
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