Espinoza Attacks Voter-Outreach Policy She Helped Start

Confused About Her Record or Unable to Understand Complex Policy?

Republican Secretary of State Candidate Nora Espinoza is attacking a voter registration outreach program that she voted for as a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives – showing that Espinoza either didn’t understand legislation she voted for or else she has run so far from her legislative record that she has forgotten it.

“Nora Espinoza voted for the Republican-sponsored, bi-partisan legislation that created the highly effective voter outreach program that she is now criticizing,” said Alan Packman, Maggie Toulouse Oliver’s campaign manager. “Either she didn’t understand the legislation she voted for or she’s run so far from her legislative record that she can no longer even remember the votes she cast.”

Espinoza’s attacks on the nationally recognized voter outreach program, ERIC, came on Tuesday as she spoke to the Republican Party of Santa Fe a few days after Republican Secretary of State Brad Winter mailed out hundreds of thousands of postcards to New Mexicans who may be eligible to vote, but have not yet registered. The postcards remind them to register to vote, if they are eligible.

“From her extremist positions calling for bans on books to her support for effective voter outreach, Nora Espinoza seems to have completely forgotten her entire record as a legislator,” Packman said. “By attacking this meaningful voter outreach effort, Nora Espinoza has once again demonstrated her basic inability to understand complex policies. New Mexicans need a secretary of state who understands the policies that she supports and the policies that she will need to implement. Maggie Toulouse Oliver, for the past nine years, has developed, refined and implemented innovative policies that have given more voters access to the polls, modernized the elections process and made voting more secure. The choice is clear.”