AG Balderas Calls on Republican Party of New Mexico, Steve Pearce, Rep. Yvette Herrell to Back Dismissal of Dangerous Trump Election Lawsuit

For Immediate Release:
January 9, 2020
Contact: Matt Baca — (505) 270-7148

Santa Fe, NM—In the wake of this week’s domestic terrorist attack on the United States
Capitol, Attorney General Hector Balderas today called on the Republican Party of New
Mexico, Chairperson Steve Pearce, and Representative Yvette Herrell to support the
dismissal of President Trump’s frivolous and dangerous lawsuit seeking to overturn New
Mexico’s valid election. The party and its chair supported the lawsuit, making public
statements that it was working directly with the Trump campaign to overturn New
Mexico’s validly held election. Representative Herrell this week voted in Congress to
reject the will of voters in Arizona and Pennsylvania.
“This lawsuit and the lies upon which it is founded resulted in bloodshed and the
attempted overthrow of our democracy this week,” said Attorney General Balderas. “It is
not enough for Republican leaders to issue hollow statements condemning the violence,
when they have actively propagated the dangerous lies that caused these events. They
should speak with their actions by immediately ceasing their attempts to undermine our
democracy and our freedoms.”
The Trump campaign’s lawsuit, like the many others it filed across the country that have
been roundly rejected by the courts, attempts to overturn New Mexico’s validly held
election. Attorney General Balderas is seeking to dismiss the lawsuit.