As New Mexico electors cast their votes this week, President Trump’s campaign team filed a lawsuit over the state’s use of ballot drop boxes.
The Land of Enchantment voted heavily in favor of former Vice President Joe Biden. According to Fox News’ Decision Desk, the Democrat bested the Republican incumbent by almost 11 percentage points: 54.3% to 43.5%. New Mexico certified the vote on Nov. 24.
While the 2,097,000-person swing state has sided with Democrats in six of the past seven presidential elections, the Trump campaign and Republican supporters remain as unconvinced today of his loss as they were in November.
The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court accused election regulators of violating state law regarding absentee ballot drop boxes, contending that they should be monitored by video surveillance — under the same protective oversight as “secured containers” — and that election workers were not following rules by allowing voters to deposit completed absentee ballots in drop boxes at voting locations.