SB 8 voting bill: among the worst bills of this session?

UPDATE:

In a sign that even the Democrats are struggling to come to agreement on their “voting rights” power grab, SB 8 has been revised yet again.

As originally described in the Albuquerque Journal the bill was awful.

As introduced SB 8 was stripped of some of the worst provisions, but a NEW committee substitute has its own serious problems. This substitute will be heard Friday morning in Senate Rules Committee.

The first major provision of concern is expanding voting to 16 and 17 year olds.

Here are some of the major points of the bill  in bold.

Automatic voter registration at MVD;

Allowing 3rd party groups to register voters through a Secretary of State-provided portal;

Tells Human Services Department register welfare recipients to vote;

Creates “permanent” absentee voter list;

Removal of statement regarding perjury from the vote-by-mail envelopes.

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6 Replies to “SB 8 voting bill: among the worst bills of this session?”

    1. No non- citizen voting, No 16-year old voters, No drop box voting! As a Republic, our only leverage over run-away power grabs is our vote.

  1. Re: NMSB 8, US SB 1, US HR 1:
    This whole group of legislation at federal and state level is the worst since the Jim Crow laws.
    They are cynical, authoritarian, single-party, an insult on history and good government.
    ANYONE supporting or voting for should be removed from office as being the most unconstitutional bunch ever to aspire to office.
    As a Jeffersonian Democrat, I am unalterably opposed to this governor and secretary of state as (whatever you may say).

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