Thank you, voters
My name is Lillie McNabb, and I am an 80-year-old lifetime resident of Valencia County.
In starting my comments, I would like to thank each and every registered voter (regardless of party) for the privilege and honor to protect your right of choice to vote.
I started working the elections in the early ’70s, including federal, state, municipal and schools — wherever I was needed. Thanks to all the county clerks, the employees, also the village of Bosque Farms. The one thing we need to remember, I could have never have been able to do my job if it wasn’t for the No. 1 election precinct board in the state of New Mexico.
The volunteers, essential workers and everyone else are important. Thank you!
Never give up. Faith, love, family, friends, hope and kindness should be used or tried each day. Remember all the veterans near and far, be sure to thank them. We need to serve all our U.S. Armed Forces. If I have forgotten anyone, please forgive me.
The last thing, tell people — family and friends — how you feel and love them. Don’t wait until it is too late. Do it soon. Thank you.
Area residents need help
I am writing this in hopes you will include it in the paper as we need some help in our area. We live in El Cerro Mission.
Here, as well in other areas, there is a problem with illegal dumping of large items and also along the roadway. From what I have seen and posted myself on the Nextdoor platform, there is great concern that our voices are not being heard by our government.
All our complaints are falling on deaf ears. I do know money is tight everywhere, however, this becomes a health issue, I believe, if nothing is done. This is also an issue in the Meadow Lake area.
I am trying to accumulate information on commissioners, senators, congressmen, county managers and such to get them involved in our situation.
El Cerro Mission
Disappointed in decision
I am writing to express my concern regarding Rep. Herrell’s decision to object to the certification of the 2020 presidential election results.
What wisdom would propel her to want to do this? The Electoral College has already certified the results of the election as valid. Joe Biden won. Donald Trump lost.
I firmly believe her time in Congress would be better spent working to improve the lives and conditions of all New Mexicans, such as working to increase affordable and equitable access to health care, improving the infrastructure of New Mexico’s roads, bridges and schools, and ensuring our Native American communities have clean water, electricity and high-speed internet.
I am appalled and truly disappointed at her decision to continue to perpetuate an already debunked myth regarding a “stolen election.” What a waste of an incredible opportunity to work toward solving real world problems that impact New Mexicans and Americans as a whole.
Charles W. Lowery II, Master Sergeant (USAF) Ret.
Trump signs stolen
On Dec. 4, The Washington Post published an article by Dan Cassino citing a Monmouth University poll taken after election day, finding that 61 percent of Republicans are “not at all confident” that the election was fair and accurate.
To those contemplating this, I remind them of the phenomenon of stolen Trump yard signs.
As a proud Trump supporter, I displayed a Trump yard sign. I didn’t have it long. A woman ran onto my property and stole my Trump sign. I asked other Trump supporters in Valencia County. They all had signs stolen.
Remaining Trump signs were nailed down, zip tied or behind gates. In my opinion, Trump supporters were systemically targeted and victimized here in Valencia County!
If there are people so angered by President Trump and my support for him, they commit crimes like trespassing, theft, vandalism and suppression of free speech, (all of which happened with the theft of my sign) in my opinion it’s possible these same people would be motivated to commit other crimes such as falsifying ballots, harvesting ballots and targeting voting machines.
This happened to me. Did it happen to you? What was stolen from you?