The New Mexico state legislature is in the middle of its 60 day session. (Legislative sessions in even-numbered years are only 30 days long here.) And it has continued its actions against New Mexico's voters.
For one, the legislature led by House Speaker Ben Lujan of Santa Fe and Majority Leader W. Ken Martinez of Grants killed a Republican-sponsored voter ID bill on a straight party-line vote. As noted in the Albuquerque Journal story on the bill (registration/subscription required)
Current New Mexico law, approved by the Democratic-controlled Legislature, allows voters to identify themselves in one of several ways that don't involve a photo ID, including a “verbal or written statement” by the voter giving their name, registration address and year of birth.In other words, just walk in and claim to be someone, and you can vote in their place. That's an open invitation to fraud which has occurred, though the authorities have declined to prosecute even when they had signed confessions. A large majority of New Mexico voters (apparently 80%) favor a voter ID law, but that doesn't matter since that 80% obviously doesn't include the legislators. As I have said before, anyone who opposes a serious voter identification requirement is objectively promoting vote fraud.
In another action, the Mew Mexico House of Representatives told New Mexico voters they shouldn't bother to vote in presidential elections, voting for a "compact" under which New Mexico's electoral college votes would be given to the candidate who got the most popular votes nationwide, regardless of how New Mexico's voters voted. This idea, the National Popular Vote proposal, seems to be a spectacularly bad idea. It sends exactly the wrong message to voters at least in small states like New Mexico.