On Thursday, NBC News reported that the U.S. House Oversight Committee was launching an investigation into the New Mexico Audit Force, which is tasked with carrying out the Otero County-sanctioned audit of the 2020 election.
Specifically, the Committee is investigating EchoMail, which was the contractor hired by Otero County for around $50,000 to do the audit.
Previously, New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colón sent a letter to the County threatening litigation, while Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and Attorney General Hector Balderas used their bully pulpit to attempt to delegitimize the forensic audit of the 2020 election. Now, as the New Mexico Democrats’ ploys to stop the audit appear to have failed, they have now called in their friends in Washington, D.C., to try and stop it on a national level.
“The Committee is investigating whether your company’s audit and canvass in New Mexico illegally interferes with Americans’ right to vote by spreading disinformation about elections and intimidating voters,” House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Jamie Raskin (D-MD), the chairman of the subcommittee on civil rights and civil liberties, wrote in a Wednesday letter addressed to V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, the founder of EchoMail. (Pictured).
Ayyadurai is an MIT-educated expert who has been cited as the “inventor of email.”
The House panel erroneously claimed in its letter that “[t]he canvas may have a particular impact on minority communities in Otero County,” noting that 40 percent of the County’s residents are Hispanic.
“Otero County’s diversity makes it susceptible to the same threat identified by DOJ in Maricopa County—that canvasses of this nature, even when sponsored by local governments, can result in intimidation directed at minority voters,” the letter continued, without any such evidence of intimidation by volunteers helping conduct the audit.
Maloney said in a statement, “The reports coming out of New Mexico of EchoMail’s canvassers harassing and intimidating people on their own property in the name of a sham ‘audit’ are truly disturbing. I urge the Department of Justice to review potential ongoing civil rights violations arising from this so-called audit, and I look forward to uncovering the full scope of EchoMail’s actions.” No specifics about what supposed “civil rights violations” may occur by merely going door to door to canvassing the area, as many political campaigns have done for decades to reach voters. The audit is even more benign, literally asking if a voter cast a ballot in 2020 — not asking who they voted for.
Secretary of State Toulouse Oliver claims there were around 20 complaints to her office, while she said “twice that” were filed with the New Mexico Attorney General.
National leftist groups, many backed by George Soros, have already dunked money into the smear campaign against the Otero County audit, with paid activists from New York to San Francisco working overtime to stop the County from getting to the truth.
“The intent of the audit is to restore trust, faith, and confidence in the integrity of our elections,” the three Otero County commissioners said. “Election integrity is a non-partisan issue.”
One must ask if these Democrats are working overtime from the West Coast, East Coast, and the offices of statewide elected leftists to stop the audit of a county with fewer than 70,000 people residing in it, what are they hiding, and what could they gain by successfully stopping the truth from coming out?