On Thursday, it was reported that six Democrat attorneys in New Mexico are petitioning the state Supreme Court to disbar attorneys who worked on lawsuits for President Donald J. Trump following the 2020 General Election in New Mexico. Those lawyers are Albuquerque-based personal injury attorney and Texas-based attorney Michael Smith.
“While the lawsuit did not make any specific allegations of voting fraud or irregularities, it alleged Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver had overstepped her legal authority by authorizing use of the ballot drop boxes amid the coronavirus pandemic,” the Albuquerque Journal reported.
The 31-page petition demands the Court references GOP electors delivered to Congress in case the results skewed from Joe Biden winning the state to Trump.
The petition was filed by former state Democrat Party chairman John Wertheim asking the Supreme Court to appoint a special counsel to investigate and then publicly release the findings of the probe.
The petition was also signed by ex-Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chávez.
The New Mexico Supreme Court previously denied petition requests in February 2021 to investigate the attorneys involved in the Trump campaign lawsuit.
But Chávez, Wertheim, and the other attorneys claim new testimony regarding Mike Pence’s legal counsel Greg Jacob brought forth new details via Democrat U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s partisan January 6th Committee.
“In that memo, Jacob says Trump attorney John Eastman, a Santa Fe resident, proposed the vice president could delay reading the electoral certificates for fives states – including New Mexico – until legislators in those states could certify which of the competing slate of electors for each state was ‘true and correct’ in their claims of victory,” the Journal noted.
It was reported last week that Eastman’s phone was seized by federal agents while the attorney ate lunch in town. Eastman later decried these tactics by the FBI while appearing on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight.