False election claims overwhelm local efforts to push back
Republican county commissioners in this swath of ranching country in New Mexico’s high desert have tried everything they can think of to persuade voters their elections are secure.
They approved hand-counting of ballots from the primary election in their rural county, encouraged the public to observe security testing of ballot machines and tasked their county manager with overseeing those efforts to make sure they ran smoothly. None of that seems enough.
Here and elsewhere, Republicans as well as Democrats are paying a price for former President Donald Trump’s relentless complaints...