Far-left establishment Democrat operative Pamelya Herndon, who also serves as a caucus chair for the Democrat Party of New Mexico, is seeking appointment by the Bernalillo County Commission to be the next state representative to the New Mexico House District 28 seat vacated by Rep. Melanie Stansbury, who was sworn into Congress this week.
During a 2020 closed-door fundraising call for Ben Ray Luján and Xochitl Torres Small, Herndon revealed that she was organizing people to harvest absentee ballots from senior citizens, a tactic that has contributed to voter fraud.
She said on the call, “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.”
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.”
Herndon also testified as an “expert witness” on extreme far-left bills during the 2021 Legislative Session, including one to harm small businesses by hiking the minimum wage to $15 per hour, a policy championed by socialists like U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
Now, Herndon, who has also advocated for other far-left Democrat party-line policies, claims she is the best one for the job, while she is likely to try to hide her radicalism in the moderate district, which has traditionally gone to Republicans in the past. Her top priorities, according to her website, are “social justice” and “civil rights.”
Herndon will face Democrat competition from a prostitute and “jello shot girl” going by the name “Bunni Benton Cruse,” who is also seeking the spot.
Cruse, who openly has a “conviction” for prostitution, would not be the first controversial figure to seek public office. State Rep. Roger Montoya (D-Colfax, Mora, Rio Arriba & San Miguel), who was endorsed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in 2020, was a porn actor before running for his state legislative seat.
The Piñon Post will be reporting shortly on the Republicans entering this race.