New Mexico's Progressive Headquarters
1 March 2012
by Alex Curtas
Can You Believe This?
Albuquerque Man Admits to Willful Act of Voter Registration Fraud
ALBUQUERQUE – In a wanton and willful display of voter registration fraud, an Albuquerque man admitted to registering his dog “Buddy” to vote on February 20, 2012 on the University of New Mexico’s main campus. Such action could constitute a violation of NMSA 1-20-3 and would thus be punishable as a 4th degree felony in the state of New Mexico.
The unnamed Albuquerque man was quoted by KOB Eyewitness News 4 as saying, “[I] made up a birth date, and I made up a social security number and I had a voter registration card in my hand for Buddy two weeks later.”
ProgressNow New Mexico was saddened to learn that an area resident would display such blatant disregard for election law. After learning of the situation, we sent an open letter to UNM Chief of Police Kathy Guimond and Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston calling on their offices to begin an investigation into the fraudulent act.
Read our open letter to Chief Guimond and Sheriff Houston below and then scroll down to view a copy of the fraudulent voter registration card.