Then in today's Albuquerque Journal, I read this (subscription):
Newly elected Secretary of State Mary Herrera, who takes office Jan. 1, says her predecessor is leaving her with a $225,000 operating deficit.
Outgoing Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron says that's nonsense. She's leaving a surplus, she says, and if Herrera "had any brains in her head," she'd know that.
Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron wants an additional $3 million to help pay for last month's election, including a "surprise" bill for more than $700,000 from the Nebraska firm that sold New Mexico its fleet of new voting machines.Now who doesn't have "any brains in her head?" How the heck does the state receive a "surprise" bill for anything? Don't we have a procurement process in this state? Here, I thought we could finish the year without a scandal, but leave it to the Democrats to go out in style.