BREAKING: DPNM Chairwoman on Secretary of State Duran’s Resignation

The Secretary of State’s office released a statement late Thursday night announcing the resignation of Secretary Duran, as well as the cancellation of the rulemaking hearings scheduled for Friday, October 23rd.

“In light of Secretary Duran’s apparent resignation, I am hopeful that we can move forward with a fair election in 2016, and that trust can be restored in the Secretary of State’s office,” said Democratic Party of New Mexico Chairwoman Deb Haaland. “We will have a strong Democratic candidate that will take a hard look at the drop in voter participation in New Mexico as well as the other various issues facing the Secretary of State’s office.”

The full statement released from the Secretary of State is below: