The unilateral decision by the Governor, Secretary of State and their rightwing republican advisors to take straight party voting off the ballot should not just drift away. This is an erosion of voting choices for the public. It is unfathomable that it can be done without legislative approval. It doesn't matter if lots of states have done this. It is wrong and it is a republican campaign to suppress the votes of the poor and middle class.
The Albuquerque Journal is doing a good job now of covering the Governor's office email problems. But she can not just get away with saying it won't happen again. I want to know how much money was spent and hours of public employees work time were used to sift through hundreds of schools employee lists to glean information on who the non union teachers are. I also want to know if they will make that list public on a website since they have made it available to the Governor's political pac.
The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper is beating the pants off the Journal in uncovering these stories. One of my golfing buddies says it is the best newspaper in the State. He is probably correct, although I don't read all the newspapers and can't make that judgement.