Entries Tagged as 'Secretary of State Dianna Duran'

Headline Spin Reveals Undeniable Favoritism

August 16th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Education, Fact Check, journalism, open government, state government, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Here’s what Rasmussen Reports, the national polling firm, said Thursday, July 24: “A new statewide telephone survey of Likely New Mexico Voters finds Martinez and King each with 43% support. Seven percent (7%) like some other candidate, and another seven percent (7%) are undecided.” Big surprise, huh? Many New Mexicans, given Governor […]

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Voter Fraud, Orwell and Chutzpah

September 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · journalism, voting rights

By Arthur Alpert What’s most amazing about the Albuquerque Journal is not its daily assault on journalistic decency. No, it’s the nerve – chutzpah, if you prefer – with which management crusades against fairness. Today, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, the editors published an Op Ed criticizing certain journalists for selling out and quoting George Orwell. […]

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Gov's Info-Sharing Plan An Odd Thing For The Journal To Endorse

March 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann In a March 21 editorial, the Albuquerque Journal wholeheartedly endorsed a controversial plan by Gov. Susana Martinez to give confidential driver’s license information from the Motor Vehicle Division to Secretary of State Dianna Duran to use for comparison with voter rolls. (Read: “MVD and Voter Lists Need Thorough Vetting”). The rationale behind […]

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Journal Fails to Challenge Claims on Gov's Driver's License Ad

March 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann One of the biggest stories at the Legislature last week was the kerfuffle over a radio ad commissioned by Gov. Susana Martinez regarding one of her favored issues – taking driver’s licenses away from undocumented immigrants. The Governor, frustrated that her bills were going nowhere in the legislature, ran the ad asking […]

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