ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives are taking aim at New Mexico's top elections official after allegations of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering were leveled against her by the state attorney general.
House Democrats announced Monday they want to begin the impeachment process against Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran. They've asked Republicans, who hold the majority in the chamber, for a meeting.
Duran is facing a 64-count complaint stemming from allegations that she funneled campaign donations into personal accounts and withdrew large sums of money at casinos around the state.
Duran's attorney says she looks forward to addressing the allegations in court.
The secretary of state's office declined to comment on the charges Monday, saying only that the staff would continue to carry out the duties of the office.