The New Mexico supreme court has determined by a 4-1 decision to restore Republican Congressional candidate Anise Golden Morper to the ballot after the state’s liberal Secretary of State attempted to toss her from the 3rd District race.
New Mexico secretary of state Maggie Toulouse Oliver, a far-left Democrat, attempted to toss Morper from the ballot, alleging that Morper’s campaign used improper forms to collect signatures. Morper maintained that her campaign used the forms printed off of the state website and was completely lawful in her conduct.
“It’s really up to the voters who they want to represent them. Let’s leave it up to the voters,” Morper said while the case was ongoing. “I believe that they have a fear that I can beat their Democrat nominee, and therefore they are attempting to remove me so I cannot be a threat and there’s no chance for me to win this seat.
“It’s unfair game playing. If the field was equal, we would allow everyone’s petitions to be seen, especially if the signatures were valid,” she added.
The state supreme court found Morper’s arguments to be convincing, and they in turn ordered for the district court to vacate their previous order disqualifying Morper and entered in a new order directing the Secretary of State to allow her on the ballots.
Morper talked to Big League Politics about the challenges that have resulted from the Secretary of State attempting to torpedo her rising campaign.
“In a way, it set me back, but in another way, it was amazing the support I had, and to see the people that wanted their voices heard,” she told Big League Politics.
“It was bittersweet because I was moving in a certain direction and had to divert attention away from running my campaign, but it was more sweet than bitter because of the support of the people,” she added.
Morper sees the fight as being more than about her campaign and having broader 1st Amendment implication. She felt that all of the people who signed her petitions had their voices nullified by the secretary of state’s unjust order that was overturned.
“We have a right to petition the government, and that’s what this case was all about,” she explained. “It wasn’t just me who won. This was a victory for the 1st Amendment.”
Morper explained that this victory is emblematic of how she will successfully defend the rights of the people once she elected in Washington D.C.
“I am the strongest candidate. I am the candidate that will take on big government and to protect the Constitutional rights of the people,” she said.
Following the New Mexico supreme court ruling, Morper is back on the ballot for the 3rd Congressional race, which is an open seat due to the departure of influential Democrat Rep. Ben Ray Luján, who is running for U.S. Senate. Morper’s GOP primary opponents include Navajo Nation member Karen Bedonie, cattle rancher Audra Brown, former Santa Fe County Commissioner Harry Montoya, and engineer Alexis Johnson.
Ilhan Omar’s Grandfather Was a Government Official in One of Africa’s Worst Dictatorships
Talk about ‘systematic oppression.’
As Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar accuses American civilization of being a “system of oppression,” it appears that the progressive Democrat has provided little to no public information on her own grandfather’s activities and public duties as a government official in one of Africa’s worst dictatorships.
Omar has described her grandfather, Abukar Omar, as the Director of the National Marine Transport in Somalia in the 1980’s and possibly earlier, serving in the government of then-President Siad Barre. Barre, who took power in 1969, originally governed the country as a Marxist-Leninist before switching his Cold War allegiances to the United States in the late 70’s.
Barre’s government is known as a prolific human rights abuser, persecuting the nation’s Isaaq tribe in a series of government sponsored killings that scholars have referred to as a “forgotten genocide.” Estimates of the civilian casualties of the Isaaq genocide range from 50,000 to 200,000 people.
Omar, who was a child at the time, has also described her family leaving Somalia in 1991, the very year that President Barre was overthrown from power in a revolution that continues to have a destabilizing effect on the East African nation to this day.
It’s of some public interest that a more thorough explanation of Akubar Omar’s duties as an official serving under Siad Barre be provided, especially considering the former Barre official was granted refugee status in the United States sometime after Barre was overthrown in Somalia’s 1991 Civil War.
Omar has described her family as understanding that they were “no longer welcome” in the country as a result of the civil war, a development that may very well have come as a result of her grandfather’s work as a nominally high-ranking government official under the Barre regime. Rep. Omar recounted an incident in which what seems to have been a family compound was placed under siege by rebels who vandalized the property in a 2016 profile with the Minneapolis City Pages.
Omar biographies also suggest that some of her aunts and uncles also worked as civil servants under Barre’s government.
An inquiry into Abukar Omar’s official duties as the Director of the National Marine Transport under Barre’s regime was sent to Omar’s press office, and the Congresswoman has yet to respond as of Wednesday night.
Ilhan Omar was also one of the few Democratic members of Congress to decline to formally vote to recognize the Armenian Genocide conducted by the Ottoman Empire after World War I, claiming the United States should be focusing on the legacy of slavery and persecution of Native Americans instead.
Certainly, one cannot be held to account for actions that their extended relatives engage in when they’re a child; but it’s quite rich that Omar has declined to account for her own grandfather’s seeming participation in a very real and historically documented “system of oppression” in any publicly known remarks on the family connection, while castigating American civilization for its supposed injustices.
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