Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) Executive Director Joe Kabourek released the following statement on behalf of DPNM:
“Enough is enough; Secretary of State Dianna Duran must resign immediately. Rather than performing the duties she was elected to do, Secretary of State Dianna Duran has become singularly focused on abusing the powers of her office to carry out a political vendetta. It is clear that Duran is attempting to distract from the fact that she has been charged with 64 counts of criminal violations that include embezzlement, fraud, money laundering, violations of the Campaign Practice Act, the Governmental Conduct Act, tampering with public records, and conspiracy.
“Just recently, Secretary Duran’s former top aide and one of her closest political advisers called for her immediate resignation citing a blatant breach of the law. If there’s one place where politics shouldn’t play a role, it’s the Secretary of State’s office. The issues facing New Mexico are too important to have our top elections official solely focused on making political attacks.
“As Secretary Duran tries to change the subject, New Mexico voters and small businesses suffer. Secretary Duran must finally put New Mexico first and resign immediately.”