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Voter fraud allegations in mayoral election rock New Mexico city
FOXNEWS ^ | 06/17/12 | Eric Shawn

Posted on 05/17/2012 8:03:59 AM PDT by Doogle

Sunland Park, N.M. – There is perhaps no other city in the country like Sunland Park, N.M.

The dusty border town minutes from El Paso, Texas, has been called "a city in chaos" by the state auditor, because a slew of public officials are facing felony charges that they ran City Hall like a personal piggy bank, tried to steal an election in order to remain in power and ruled the 14,000 residents through intimidation and fear.

The state is now moving to take over financial oversight of the city, as the council scrambles to try and name a new mayor.

The explosive case even involves Mexican prostitutes, strippers and an undercover video of a mayoral candidate getting a lap dance from a topless woman. The video allegedly was used to try to force him to drop out of the race.

Authorities say the extortion investigation has revealed widespread voter fraud and public corruption in the small city just south of the Rio Grande.

"It started with extortion charges, and from that it then led us to the voter fraud cases," says Dona Ana Third Judicial District Attorney Amy Orlando, who is prosecuting the growing case.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: corruption; elections; fraud; hola; voterfraud
...this story reads like something out of Mexican B grade movie
1 posted on 05/17/2012 8:04:10 AM PDT by Doogle
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Hispanic - 13,434 (95.2%) White alone - 578 (4.1%) Black alone - 41 (0.3%) Two or more races - 23 (0.2%) Asian alone - 15 (0.1%) Other race alone - 9 (0.06%) American Indian alone - 3 (0.02%) Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.02%)
2 posted on 05/17/2012 8:07:15 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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Hernandez said he is saddened by the fraud he says he has witnessed..

“The vote is the sacred right of the United States, of citizens of the United States,” he said. “We are the example of democracy for the world, for the entire world. It shouldn’t be happening.”


3 posted on 05/17/2012 8:10:41 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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4 posted on 05/17/2012 8:11:34 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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...that they ran City Hall like a personal piggy bank, tried to steal an election in order to remain in power and ruled the 14,000 residents through intimidation and fear.

Eerie resemblance to the situation the whole country finds itself in now.

5 posted on 05/17/2012 8:11:34 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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It’s been an ongoing saga for quite some time now and yours is a close description!


6 posted on 05/17/2012 8:13:06 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Doogle

Nowhere in the article mentions the political affiliation of the Mayor.


7 posted on 05/17/2012 8:26:00 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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Nowhere in the article mentions the political affiliation of the Mayor.

Yeah, but do they really have to?

9 posted on 05/17/2012 8:30:02 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Doogle

Just a little taste of what La Raza has in store for us.


10 posted on 05/17/2012 8:38:40 AM PDT by pallis
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democrático


11 posted on 05/17/2012 8:42:11 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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Were there not a couple of cities in southern Los Angeles area which had similar problems?

They spent money hand over fist & kept taxing the few residents who lived there. Personal piggy bank does not describe what I remember. Compton?? City of Commerce?


12 posted on 05/17/2012 8:45:49 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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eyep, but I can’t remember the city either....


13 posted on 05/17/2012 8:48:39 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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It was Hernandez who was caught on tape getting a lap dance from a topless woman.

And he claims it was a set up. He is a human, after all.

I feel bad for this town that they had nobody with an ounce of integrity running for Mayor and having control of their tax money.

14 posted on 05/17/2012 8:58:30 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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La Mordida does not stay south of the border. “Our Diversity Is Our Strength!”


15 posted on 05/17/2012 9:03:14 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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Yes. The Mayor, city manager, and police chief made more than 500k per year in salary. The state stepped in and several were charged for other crimes but the salaries and retirement of the police chief were legal since they voted themselves the raises through the city council.
16 posted on 05/17/2012 9:03:52 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: ridesthemiles

Bell


17 posted on 05/17/2012 9:07:04 AM PDT by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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18 posted on 05/17/2012 5:32:28 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; one box left.)
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I haven't seen the video which was supposedly used to extort him. I suppose it depends on his behavior during the dance but it seems a pretty lame accusation - the guy got a lap dance. Big deal, he is not the one under criminal charges, apparently he violated no laws.

I got a lap dance for my 50th birthday and the young lady wasn't just topless. No touching. I don't know if that was state law or house rules but regardless I had no intention of doing anything other than watch, just a fun little thing to mark off the bucket list.

My wife was there too. The only time I have ever been to a strip club without her was the bachelor party a few days before we were married.

19 posted on 05/17/2012 6:01:32 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (We need to limit political office holders to two terms. One in office, and one in prison.)
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To: Doogle

Wonder how many residents are illegals? If a majority, it would certainly explain a lot.


20 posted on 05/17/2012 6:13:44 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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Get ready for the holier than thou crowd to be all over you.


21 posted on 05/17/2012 6:18:03 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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My skin is thick enough to take a little bit of venom, I’ll survive!


22 posted on 05/17/2012 6:36:12 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (We need to limit political office holders to two terms. One in office, and one in prison.)
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made your wife so proud I suppose.....


23 posted on 05/17/2012 9:28:57 PM PDT by cherry
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