The hard work to recall District 2 Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin has just under half of the signatures it wants to result in a remember election.
A information launch issued by the Committee to Recall Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin on Aug. 9 stated that 701 of a wanted 1,574 signatures had been gathered.
The committee has 50 times remaining to get the remaining signatures.
“As of now, we are on keep track of to get the essential quantity of signatures, but we require to decide up the speed to get carried out in time for the recall to go on the regional November ballot,” the information release states. “This will stop the want for a special election. If you are unsatisfied with his representation, you should sign the petition to help get rid of Commissioner Griffin. Every District 2 signature is vital.”
Only current District 2 Otero County voters can indication the recall petition.
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Griffin co-launched political advocacy team Cowboys for Trump in March 2019 to promote the agenda of then-applicant Donald Trump. Griffin is alleged to have blurred the line amongst his perform as a county commissioner and his get the job done for Cowboys for Trump when he failed to show up at Otero County Fee meetings properly carry out resulting in Griffin’s banishment from the Mescalero Apache Reservation using Otero County resources for Cowboys for Trump company submitting an improper travel voucher and failing to “work out right fiduciary duty and violating the Gift Act when he asked for and acquired $3,500 from a restricted donor, the petition states.
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In April 2021, the New Mexico Third Judicial District Court docket found probable trigger in all five allegations versus Griffin.
Probable lead to is not a responsible verdict. It usually means that Griffin most likely did the acts alleged from him.
Griffin appealed the possible result in ruling to the New Mexico Supreme Court which upheld the District Court docket ruling on July 1.
The recall petition has been circulating due to the fact then. Only present-day District 2 Otero County voters are suitable to sign the petition.
The remember committee is envisioned to be present at the regular Otero County Commission conference Thursday, Aug. 12.
For additional facts connect with the recall hotline at 575-629-0908 or contact Griffin at 575-415-5782.
This tale has been updated to reflect that it was the 3rd Judicial District that uncovered probable lead to in the recall circumstance in opposition to Cuoy Griffin.
Nicole Maxwell can be contacted by email at [email protected], by cellphone at 575-415-6605 or on Twitter at @nicmaxreporter.