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Heinrich Questions Deputies Integrity

In an astonishing turn of events, Martin Heinrich’s campaign questions the integrity of every deputy in the Bernalillo County Sherriff’s department:

Every election year, deputies with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office escort poll workers from polling sites to the locations where they drop off the ballots, and this year deputies will be guarding the election warehouse until the vote is certified.

But one campaign is questioning the role deputies will be playing in the process this year because the deputies’ boss, Sheriff Darren White, is on the ballot.

“I think the interesting part and the disturbing part for me is that these officers will be sheriff’s officers who work for Darren White,” said Jason Burke, a campaign strategist for Martin Heinrich, White’s opponent in the campaign to represent New Mexico’s first congressional district.

This is simply amazing to me. These are men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve all of us – regardless of political persuasion. Plus, as the Heinrich camp knows all too well, Sheriff’s deputies don’t touch the ballots, they only safeguard those transporting the ballot. So, the implication here is that these deputies would attack those protecting they are charged with protecting in order to alter the ballots. Unbelievable!

You can catch me this Sunday morning on KOB-TV’s Eye on New Mexico at 10:00 a.m. discussing the election.