Groups took out ads in the state’s three largest papers attempting to combat what they see as voter suppression. The office of Attorney General Gary King and the Congressional House Oversight Committee are investigating the claims of voter fraud by Republican-aligned groups. The ads are running in the Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican and the Las Cruces Sun-News. The 1/2- and 3/4-page ads try to rebut some incorrect information that was given to Republican poll challengers at at least one training in Sandoval County.
“Very few voters will need some form of physical ID to vote, and no one needs a photo ID,” the ads says. The ad notes that the only time a voter would need to provide physical identification is the first time they vote if they registered by mail. Even then, items such as utility bills with the voters’ name and address would be enough to cast a ballot in person.