Election truther wins GOP nomination for New Mexico secretary of state

Audrey Trujillo, a candidate who has espoused falsehoods about the 2020 election, promoted strict new voting policies and has shared racist and antisemitic comments on social media, has clinched the Republican nomination for secretary of state in New Mexico.

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She ran unopposed in the primary, which was called by The Associated Press…

Though she has not held public office before, Ms. Trujillo gained a modest following on her Facebook page, which is largely filled with pledges to rein in voting. In one livestream, Ms. Trujillo called for counties to hand-count every ballot, enact stricter voter identification requirements and limit absentee voting.

“This was a huge, huge — I’d say coup — to really unseat a president that actually had the best interests of Americans,” Ms. Trujillo said. She later added that New Mexico voting laws were so “lax” that “even our dogs can vote.”

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