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NM Dems ballot harvesting votes from our senior citizens

As exclusively reported on last week by the Piñon Post, New Mexico Democrats are fully prepared to use the underhanded practice of “ballot harvesting,” which entails activists harvesting ballots by going to specific peoples’ residences and homes and picking up their absentee ballots. 

There’s no telling what happens to these ballots once they are taken from the voter, which is what brings grave concern, and signs of voter fraud, as widely reported on. Multiple cases from California and North Carolina to Florida show multiple candidates ordering ballots for voters without their consent, then filling them out themselves or have the voters fill out the ballots while they are present at their homes, then drop them off at polling locations.

Statistics show fraud occurring, such as in North Carolina’s 9th District race in 2018, where a Republican candidate allegedly hired a political activist hundreds of dollars to collect ballots and/or witness the filling out of ballots, which could be tracked by that person being a “witness” to the completion of the ballots. 

New Mexico doesn’t require a “witness” when filling out an absentee ballot, which makes it just that much easier for fraud to sneak in. According to the Daily Signal, “Previously, New Mexico required the signature of a witness as well as the voter on an absentee ballot. However, in 1993, the state Legislature passed a law removing that requirement.”

States are working to curb the fraud by passing bills banning the practice of ballot harvestings, such as in Montana and Arizona, with the Arizona law being challenged and upheld in federal appeals court. However, New Mexico Democrats revealed that the practice of ballot harvesting is happening this election, and targeting some of our most vulnerable communities, including senior citizens. 

One of the Democrat Party’s caucus chairs, Pamelya Herndon, revealed on a fundraising call for U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Ben Ray Luján and congressional candidate Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, that the Democrat Party is actively organizing members to visit elderly family members and drop off their ballots at polling locations, saying the law allows people to deliver “at least one absentee ballot to a polling location” from a person who is not themselves.

She said, “Go by and talk to your senior citizens. See if those ballots have been put in the mail, and if not, pick it up and take it to a polling location… you can take at least one absentee ballot for a member of your family to a polling location. We want every ballot counted, Congressman [Ben Ray Luján] because we want to see that you and Xochitl Torres Small and everybody on that ballot for the Democratic Party gets elected.

According to state law the practice of picking up and delivering absentee ballots is as follows:

A voter, caregiver to that voter or member of that voter’s immediate family may deliver that voter’s absentee ballot to the county clerk in person or by mail, provided that the voter has subscribed the outer envelope of the absentee ballot.

Democrats are clearly intent on utilizing absentee ballots to push them over the finish line, with ballot harvesting in full-swing to help them do just that. With races such as New Mexico’s Second Congressional District in play once again this year, the stakes could not be higher, as the District was flipped Democrat only due to mysterious absentee ballots being counted last-minute.

An independent audit found countless instances of abnormalities in the votes, with counties such as Doña Ana showing multiple irregularities. “Fully 25 percent of the people who purportedly requested absentee ballots from the Doña Ana County clerk didn’t mail them back,” according to the report, going on to day the situation was “suggestive of the possibility that someone was submitting absentee ballot applications for Democrats and those deemed likely to vote for Democrats.” 

“In Eddy County, Torres-Small only received 30.9% of the EV/ED vote (she lost by over two to one margin), but she won the absentee voting with 54.7% of the vote. The same anomaly occurred in both Otero and Sierra Counties — both unique and significant especially in OteroCounty because Herrell lost her home county in the absentee vote despite a sizeable victory on Election Day and early voting,” the report concluded. 

The stakes could not be higher this Election Day, as President Trump is on the top of the ticket, and Republicans look to take back both chambers of the state Legislature, as well as congressional seats, including the Second District. As Herndon explained, ballot harvesting is happening, and voters must keep a watchful eye on their ballots, meaning they should do all they can do drop off their absentee ballots themselves at a polling location or just vote in-person on Election Day to curb the fraud.

NM GOP destroys far-left conspiracy theories about ‘NM Voters Unite’ peaceful protest

On Wednesday, emboldened by far-left Democrats and fringe alt-left conspiracy sites such as “ProgressNow NM,” the online publication “Business Insider” did a write-up on an event taking place in Clovis on August 22, which is advertised as a peaceful protest called “New Mexico Voters Unite.” 

However, the left-wing publication takes issue with attendees (not speakers) they find offensive, including the New Mexico Civil Guard and the group Cowboys for Trump. The event’s speakers’ list includes the Republican Party of New Mexico Vice Chairman Rick Lopez, state Senator Pat Woods, multiple legislative candidates, among others. 

The article attempts to try and radicalize NM State GOP officers, elected officials, and candidates by trying to tie them with supposed extremists when really, the rally is meant to “stop voter suppression, “protect constitutional rights,” “stop voter fraud,” and “open New Mexico.” These benign principles the event is championing are marks of unity between most Republicans and some Democrats and Independents, however, it appears Business Insider is trying to shift the truth about the rally to suppress turnout.

The article cites a shooting at an event by a man who is not a member of the New Mexico Civil Guard to brand the group as fringe, by quoting the far-left mayor of Albuquerque who apparently wants the militia branded as a “federal hate group.” 

The group also tries to brand the extremist fringe group which has closely aligned itself with Antifa, “ProgressNow NM,” as a “center-left advocacy organization,” when in actuality it is a dark-money group funded by George Soros. The group advocates for abortion up-to-birth, support of Black Lives Matter riots, and Antifa terrorists and was founded by the socialist Albuquerque City Councilor Pat Davis, who the group itself now calls “racist.” 

The Democrat Party of New Mexico commented that the “New Mexico GOP continues to give far-right groups a platform.”

The Republican Party, which the article and ProgressNow NM tried to trick into going on the defense, brushed off the insane “conspiracy theories” the leftist news organization and their allies in the Democrat Party had concocted. Their statement reads: 

The ridiculous conspiracy theories conjured up by far-left extremist groups and the Democrat Party of New Mexico to distract from their own violent and bloody riots is yet another unsurprising move from their radical playbook. We will not play their game and not warrant such idiotic behavior by these fringe groups with a defense of their far-out claims.

The downright lies they have used to trick the media into covering their socialist propaganda shows how scared they are that President Trump and Republicans will wipe them out in November. We at the Republican Party of New Mexico are laser-focused on electing Republicans up and down the ballot, and we will not waste our energy assaulting New Mexicans’ free speech, as the Democrats are doing by trying to shut down this rally which is not affiliated with the Republican Party of New Mexico. If citizens want to peacefully attend a grassroots event—unlike lawless Antifa protesters looting and shooting—it is their prerogative, and we will not stand in their way.

The Republican Party of New Mexico is clearly not taking the bait from the partisan extremists, and instead is standing up for a principle everybody should share, but one that is a foundational principle in the Republican Party: free speech. As the statement makes clear, the Party will not engage in the Left’s childish prattle, instead, working hard to elect Republicans. 

Charles Davis, the supposedly objective journalist behind the hit piece retweeted the far-left Soros-funded conspiracy group ProgressNow NM on Twitter claiming the NM GOP is racist, despite them not being involved in the event. The retweet reveals a lot about the source of the Business Insider piece, especially since in his Twitter bio, he does not say re-tweets do not equal endorsements.

Indigenous people furious with Harris’ failed record: ‘She was not good for Indian Country’

On Tuesday, it was reported by Indianz.com that many Indigenous people are furious over presumptive Democrat vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris’ abysmal record when it comes to Native American issues.

According to Indianz.com, “When Kamala Harris served as attorney general of California, she opposed at least 15 tribal land-into-trust applications. Her actions undermined the ability of Indian nations to reclaim lands they lost to theft, fraud and other negative policies.”

“She was not good for Indian Country here when she was attorney general,” said Rick Cuevas, a California resident who has used his platforms to bring attention to Harris’ failures to meet the needs of Tribal people. 

“But Cuevas, who was victim of disenrollment by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, isn’t the only one in Indian Country who has raised concerns. When Harris was seeking the the Democratic nomination for president last year, she was asked about her tribal homelands record at a roundtable with tribal leaders and again at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum,” the article notes.

“I just can’t imagine her as president,” Cuevas, who also has attempted to raise issues of tribal disenrollment to her office, told Indianz.com. Cuevas said his letters and calls on the hot-button issue have all gone unanswered.

“Besides opposing land-into-trust applications that were submitted to the BIA, Harris as attorney general attempted to reverse a previously approved acquisition. As part of a case involving the Big Lagoon Rancheria, she claimed the tribe could not restore its homelands because it was not ‘under federal jurisdiction’ in 1934” the report states.

Deb Haaland, a radical far-left member of New Mexico’s congressional delegation is backing Harris in her bid for the White House. Haaland originally was a proponent of the culturally appropriating Elizabeth Warren until the Massachusetts senator dropped out fo the presidential race, following Harris.

President Trump’s campaign has repeatedly elevated and done outreach to folks in the Navajo Nation and other Tribal communities, most recently with a radio address from Donald Trump, Jr. to members of the Navajo Nation. Trump said, “The Navajos and the Native Americans as a whole are the original conservationists.”

This is AMAZING!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Posted by Kris Black on Tuesday, August 11, 2020
A billboard erected in Arizona showing Native American support for President Trump

Read more about Harris’ failed Native American record here.

Vandals deface statue of Catholic priest in Santa Fe

On Tuesday, it was noticed by locals in Santa Fe that the statue of Fray Angélico Chávez, which stands outside of the Museum of New Mexico History, was defaced, with the words “1680 Land Back” written on the wall behind the statue and the statue itself covered in red paint.

The vandalism mimics prior hate crimes against Hispanic and Catholic statues in Santa Fe, including the desecration of the obelisk in the Santa Fe Plaza, in which the hate groups The Red Nation and Three Sisters Collective, relished in the sight of. It is unclear if members of the groups are responsible for the vandalism, although their words and actions speak for themselves. 

The vandalism reportedly took place on Monday, the 340th anniversary of the Pueblo Revolt, in which Po’pay killed at least 400 Spaniards, including 21 of the 33 Catholic priests in New Mexico. He stomped on Christianity, claiming, “The God of the Christians is dead,” and saying, “He was made of rotten wood.” The graffiti was removed by a state crew Tuesday morning.

Past president at the Caballeros De Vargas, Thomas Baca Gutierrez wrote on Facebook about the latest incident, “It’s so sad to see people disrespecting our beautiful city. Not a single one of us is responsible for what happened in the past. We got through it and we are all here because of it. Like it or not most, if not all of us Nuevo Mejicanós have Spanish and Native blood. We should be proud of who we are and of those who fought, suffered, and died to ensure that we as a people survived along with our traditions and religion. There is no need to fight or be disrespectful to anyone, their culture, traditions or beliefs, we are all brothers and sisters who share the same damn blood, and often the same families.

This Land is not yours or mine, but all of ours and it was loaned to us by God, Our Creator and we are here to enjoy, love, and care for it and one another, then when we are done we return back into it. ‘Remember You are Dust and to Dust You Shall Return.’” 

In June, Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber unilaterally ordered the removal of the Don Diego De Vargas statue from Cathedral Park in Santa Fe. The Red Nation hate group recently held an anti-Semitic rally in Albuquerque supporting Hezbollah-linked terrorist groups.

To sign the petition against the removal of these historic Spanish landmarks, click here.

Trump thanks BernCo Sheriff Manny Gonzales for partnership in Operation Legend

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted a message of thanks to Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales after Gonzales agreed to partner with the President to make Bernalillo County safer. 

Trump wrote, “Thank you to Sheriff Gonzales of Bernalillo County, New Mexico, for joining my call with our Nation’s sheriffs. Appreciate your partnership to help make your county safe – great comments on Operation Legend!” 

Previously, the Bernalillo County Sheriffs Office tweeted, “Today, Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III was the first among ~1,000 sheriffs to speak on a briefing call w/the POTUS about Operation Legend, how it is helping to keep our citizens safe, & the opportunity to ask the POTUS a question related to public safety.” 

Gonzales has brought national attention to the crime problems in Bernalillo County, and his partnership with the President and the Justice Department in implementing “Operation Legend” has sparked condemnation from far-left in New Mexico, including Democrat Sen. Martin Heinrich, who urged the Sheriff to resign despite him doing nothing wrong other than working with the Federal Government to ring aide to Bernalillo County.

Former VP contender MLG throws support for Biden/Harris ticket

On Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden announced his selection of California U.S. Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate. 

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham sent out a message of support for the team, writing on Twitter, “It’s time to rebuild our country better than ever before. It’s time to take back the White House. It’s time to elect [Joe Biden] & [Kamala Harris]. Join us” 

Harris wrote on Twitter previously, “[Joe Biden] can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals.

I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.” 

The Trump campaign responded to the news by tweeting a video blasting the decision in a new video. 

Harris previously blasted Biden for his record on race, his alleged sexual assults on women, and his policies not being progressive enough for the California politician. Now, Harris will bring her suppor for Medicare for All, trillions more in taxes, abortion up-to-birth, and countless other proposals to the forefront in the race for the presidency.

MLG follows satanic cult leader on Twitter but does not follow Joe Biden

On Monday it was reported that leading Democrat vice-presidential contender to be Joe Biden’s running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, does not follow Biden on Twitter, which prompted the Piñon Post to see if Gov. Michell Lujan Grisham, also a contender for the Democrat vice-presidential nomination follows Biden. Here’s what we found:

After searching both Lujan Grisham’s campaign and public Twitter accounts, @Michelle4NM and @GovMLG, respectively, we concluded both by a thorough review of who she is following on Twitter, as well as a check from the website DoesFollow.com, that Lujan Grisham does not follow Biden nor does Biden follow either of Lujan Grisham’s accounts. 

However, upon our review of Lujan Grisham’s account, it was revealed that the Governor follows a satanic cult leader, Greg Stevens (@GregStevens), who lists himself as the Executive Producer of “Satanic TV” and director of “The Satanic Temple of Ministry.” Stevens uses the pen name “Priest Penemue.” According to the Dallas Observer, Stevens “serves on The Satanic Temple’s national council and oversees chapters in Texas, Oklahoma and Florida.” 

Lujan Grisham previously thanked Stevens on Twitter for a retweet (which has now been deleted).

Stevens often posts eyebrow-raising and concerning content on his page, including sexually deviant memes, retweets of Antifa, Black Lives Matter, as well as other satanic cult members.

In a recent tweet, Stevens wrote, “I don’t know who needs to hear this right now, but there is no such thing as ‘giving the religious right an excuse to go against Row v Wade’.

Where have you been for the last half century? They are doing it. They have been doing it. No excuses needed, no floodgates unopened.”

Stevens retweeted an article about his cult’s new “Satanic Religious Abortion Ritual,” which describes the grotesque ritual as follows: 

The Satanic abortion ritual provides spiritual comfort and affirms bodily autonomy, self-worth, and freedom from coercive forces with the affirmation of TST’s Seven Tenets. The ritual is not intended to convince a person to have an abortion. Instead, it sanctifies the abortion process by instilling confidence and protecting bodily rights when undergoing the safe and scientific procedure.

Does Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham know that she is following such an individual, who relishes in the thought of a “Satanic abortion ritual”? This inquiry into the Governor’s followers raises more questions than answers. 

Xochitl can’t say she ‘worked with’ Trump when she voted for a partisan coup to take him down

Xochitl Torres Small is quick to claim she “works with President Trump” on issues while serving in Congress, but not even the left-wing media is buying that anymore, with KOB 4 fact-checking the freshman congresswoman for her deceptive language in campaign ads. 

But the anti-Trump groundwork has already been set with Xochitl Torres Small, not too long ago bashing President Trump in a 2018 interview, claiming the President’s border plans are “clearly ill-informed.” 

Xochitl voted for a radical Democrat bill to condemn President Trump’s tweets, and said President Trump is a “racist.” 

But Xochitl doubled down on her Trump hate when despite herself saying Nancy Pelosi and the Radical Democrats’ impeachment was “not an explicit quid pro quo,” she voted for the partisan measure anyway — ignoring the will of New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, who voted for President Trump by a margin of 10 points in 2016. 

A poll from New Mexico’s 2nd District shows that 66 percent wanted Torres Small to move past impeachment and focus on the work they elected her to do. More than half (56 percent) of all voters in the Second Congressional District opposed Congress impeaching President Trump.

Xochitl voted with Nancy Pelosi 95% of the time — bucking President Trump at every turn. It is a farse for Xochitl to claim she has every “worked with President Trump” when her votes, statements, and ultimately, her choice to impeach him in a partisan sham coup d’etat prove she is not willing to work for anyone but herself.

NM GOP leaders rip into NMOGA chief for weaponizing organization as Dem political machine

On Sunday, the Albuquerque Journal published an op-ed from New Mexico Party Chairman Steve Pearce, New Mexico House Republican Leader Rep. Jim Townsend, and New Mexico Senate Republican Leader Sen. Stuart Ingle nailing the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) for putting out unrealistic expectations for the industry and for sticking their hand into political fights — where they do not belong, other than through their political action committee.

The Republican leaders chide NMOGA’s executive director Ryan Flynn, the former Secretary of Environment for the State of New Mexico under Gov. Susana Martinez, for “painting a very rosy picture about the projected recovery of the oil and gas industry in our state.” They claim Flynn has given a “false portrayal of the industry plays right into the hands of Democrats who want to keep spending as if nothing catastrophic has happened.” 

Also, Flynn is criticized for sticking NMOGA into the 2nd Congressional District fight by praising Democrat Rep. Xochitl Torres Small on the same day that former Democrat Congressman Harry Teague endorsed Torres Small’s challenger, Republican former state Rep. Yvette Herrell for the seat. 

Through an official statement from NMOGA, Flynn said of Torres Small that she “has stood up to those in her party who want to completely ban fracking.” But that is untrue, as Torres Small has “did the exact opposite, when just this past February, she joined with the radicals in Congress like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and voted for a fracking ban. Not only does Flynn’s statement embarrass NMOGA, its timing uncovers Flynn’s premeditated poor decision to use the association as a political weapon. Getting NMOGA involved in this race is not only unethical, but also potentially illegal and risks permanent damage to the association’s reputation,” write the GOP leaders. 

Pearce, Townsend, and Ingle quote former NMOGA Chairwoman Claire Chase, who previously ran for the 2nd Congressional District in their criticism, writing that Chase “sent a campaign fundraising email titled ‘Xochitl Sold Us Out,’ which admonished her for voting ‘to give future presidents the power to ban fracking unilaterally and bankrupt our state.’ Incidentally, Chase has since endorsed Herrell and donated to her campaign.” 

New Mexico Oil and Gas Associaton has also gotten ire from Republicans for their massive donations to the Democrat Party and Democrat Party officials, who consistently vote against the oil and gas industry, such as Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s radical “Energy Transition Act,” (ETA) which is dubbed as “New Mexico’s Green New Deal” and supported by Xochitl Torres Small. NMOGA also took a neutral stance on the rabidly anti-oil and gas ETA, which will completely wipe out the energy industry by the year 2050.

The NMOGA PAC has given tens of thousands of dollars to anti-oil and gas Democrats just this election cycle, such as a $25,000 donation to Democrat House Speaker Brian Egolf’s PAC, which will help elect far-left members of the Legislature through its efforts. 

NMOGA also gave Democrat then-Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham $5,500 for her 2018 gubernatorial bid.

The letter concludes as follows:

So, what is Flynn’s motive? We aren’t exactly sure, but this pattern of lies has effectively destroyed any trust we had in him to be a fair advocate for NMOGA. While we cannot dictate to NMOGA who should be running its organization, we would suggest the association consider putting a person in its leadership who does not spread misinformation and puts personal political preferences ahead of the interests of the oil and gas industry and the workers it supports.

NMOGA can repair its reputation as a reliable arbiter of factual information, but the choice is up to its board.

The Association has not released a public statement on the letter, however, it is a clear wake-up call that elected leaders who have been championing the energy industry, as well as candidates like Yvette Herrell, deserve the support to continue promoting oil and gas in New Mexico, not far-left anti-oil politicians such as Brian Egolf and Xochitl Torres Small.

Ben Ray: if Torres Small is not re-elected, ‘it could jeopardize many of our races here in New Mexico’

In a campaign call for Rep. Ben Ray Luján’s U.S. Senate race titled “When We Vote, We Win! A Women for Ben Roundtable,” joined by Democrat Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, many topics were covered. The call was attended by many Democrat Party insiders, including State Auditor Brian Colón, former Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish, former Secretary of State Clara Padilla Andrews, multiple state representatives, candidates, and Democrat party officials. 

While speaking about Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, Luján made a point to speak of her race being rated “the most competitive race in the U.S. House of Representatives,” going on to say that if Torres Small is not re-elected, it could affect his race, as well as that of other Democrats in the state. Luján claimed, “it could jeopardize many of our races here in New Mexico.” Torres Small is running against former New Mexico state Representative Yvette Herrell, who was declared the winner of the 2nd Congressional Race on election night 2018, however, absentee ballots came in swinging the election in Torres Small’s favor.

Torres Small said in the call that she has a “robust team of field organizers” who are working in the district to register voters, and ready to target people in “high-traffic areas.” She noted that her campaign had made 5,000 calls last week to voters. 

Pamelya Herndon, the president of the New Mexico Democrat Party Black Caucus was also on the call, instructing people on the call that they should visit elderly people and drop off their ballots at polling locations, saying the law allows people to deliver “at least one absentee ballot to a polling location” from a person who is not themselves.

She said, “Go by and talk to your senior citizens. See if those ballots have been put in the mail, and if not, pick it up and take it to a polling location… you can take at least one absentee ballot for a member of your family to a polling location. We want every ballot counted, Congressman [Ben Ray Luján] because we want to see that you and Xochitl Torres Small and everybody on that ballot for the Democratic Party gets elected.”

When asked by a state senate candidate about the prospect of Roe v. Wade being overturned, Luján touted his high ratings from pro-abortion groups, saying, “I have an ‘A’ rating form planned Parenthood, a 100% scorecard from Planned Parenthood and NARAL.” He also said, “The clear answer is to only support candidates for the Supreme Court who will support reproductive health care,” meaning abortion. 

Luján plugged Joe Biden’s campaign, bemoaning the fact that Donald Trump was elected in the 2016, saying, “Four years ago, we saw positive polling. I was all but certain that Donald Trump would not be president of the united states,” but that was not the case. 

The rest of the call devolved into short speeches from the panelists trying to fire up the Democrat base, and squeak out a win for Democrats in the November election. 

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