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Tue Aug 3, 2021, 01:06 PM

Questa, NM, rancher seeks Republican nomination for secretary of state

A Questa rancher announced she will seek the Republican nomination for secretary of state. Tracy Tatro Trujillo, 45, said by phone Monday she is running for the position because she feels Republicans don’t have a “fair voice in this state. There are a lot of good people in all political parties but it seems to me like Republicans are getting a bad name. Trujillo, who also works at Randall Lumber and Hardware in Taos, moved from Montana to New Mexico six years ago, she said.

She said one of her priorities is to ensure all state elections are “100 percent transparent” to all voters. Among other measures,
she said she would find a way to connect with residents in assisted living and nursing homes, as well as hospitals, to ensure they cast ballots.
“I want voter ID [for elections],” she said.
“The only people allowed to do mail-in voting will be overseas military members.”

Though Trujillo has not held political office before, she said she is well known around the state through her position as head of the Women’s Leadership Program for the Taos County chapter of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau.

Asked if she foresees any challenges in running for the office, Trujillo said, “I have tattoos and colored hair. And the other challenge is the fact that I’m a Republican.”

Democrat Maggie Toulouse Oliver, the Secretary of State, has not yet formally announced whether she plans to run for reelection in the 2021 general election. She has served in the position since 2016.

https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/questa-rancher-seeks-republican-nomination-for-secretary-of-state/article_65b0a23c-f3a7-11eb-83fb-9bc7cab9ab69.html

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 3, 2021, 01:07 PM

1. This ???

she said she would find a way to connect with residents in assisted living and nursing homes, as well as hospitals, to ensure they cast ballots.

“The only people allowed to do mail-in voting will be overseas military members.”

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 3, 2021, 03:22 PM

4. So physically-challenged folks...

…folks who plan trips can’t vote by mail? Smart. Sheesh

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Response to duhneece (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 3, 2021, 03:36 PM

5. People like me

75 years old and disabled,
basically homebound

She would not allow me to vote.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 10:20 PM

6. Another Republican with no understanding

And no compassion

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 3, 2021, 01:13 PM

2. There she is at Mardi Gras, so yeah, make her Sec. of State!

It didn't hurt J. Edgar Hoover, so let's try that.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 3, 2021, 01:49 PM

3. Isn't that contradictory?

What's she going to do? If the only ones casting absentee ballots are overseas in the military will she wheel people from the nursing home to polling places to ensure they cast ballots? Or does she want to collect the ballots and "check them over" to ensure they are voting for the "right" candidates? On the one hand she supposedly wants to expand electorate (by her "reach out" to nursing homes, but on the other she definitely wants voter ID.

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