On Friday, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan took to Twitter to claim that New Mexico’s elections–which remain in serious doubt–were “safe and secure,” despite any evidence proving his point.
He wrote, “Let me be clear: New Mexico’s elections were safe and secure thanks to the efforts of elections officials & poll workers. Efforts to cast doubt on our elections are baseless & wrong — and they distract from the smooth transfer of power Americans deserve.”
But Ben Ray Luján has been one of the loudest members of the U.S. House of Representatives peddling a conspiracy that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections, claiming President Trump benefitted by this. A years-long investigation by partisan Democrats found no collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign, as well as no obstruction of justice from the Trump Administration, disproving Luján’s misinformation campaign.
During the investigation, Luján claimed, “The President’s refusal to stand up to Putin signals permission to Russia that it is ok to interfere in future elections. After today my Republican colleagues must decide if they will remain complicit or finally act to protect our democracy.” This comes after President Trump has been one of the toughest American presidents on Russia, instituting crippling sanctions on the country and shuttered Russian consulates across the nation–the very opposite of “refus[ing] to stand up to Putin.”
Luján also claimed Trump “encourag[ed] Russia’s election interference,” which is untrue, and repeatedly claimed Russia “meddled” in American elections, while sharing photos of Vladimir Putin to try and bolster his baseless argument.
However, there is ample evidence, some even coming from the Ivy League Princeton University, showing Dominion Voting Systems–which were used in all of New Mexico’s 33 counties–can be hacked and votes can be changed. President Trump’s lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said in a press conference this week that the campaign has a “very, very significant amount of fraud allegations in the state of New Mexico,” while Boris Epshteyn, another member of the Trump Campaign said there were “up to 180,000 ballots” in question in the Land of Enchantment–far more than enough to turn the state from Biden to Trump.
The Piñon Post has compiled multiple reports on election fraud in New Mexico, which Democrats and leftist organizations claim is “next to impossible” to occur, however, it has occurred, leading to Democrat wins at the ballot box. Ben Ray Luján’s lack of evidence in producing a narrative that voter fraud does not exist in New Mexico is a misleading claim, especially since he has spent the better part of four years erroneously peddling the “Russia collusion” conspiracy theory.