Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Taos Democrats Caught In Conflict.(Journal North)

Byline: Kathryn Holzka For the Journal

TAOS Taos County Democratic Party politics are alive and well and as contentious as ever, if a recently dismissed challenge to last month's county party elections is any indication.

The April 23 challenge filed with the State Democratic Party Judicial Council by Taos Democrat Neal Ogden alleged a number of improprieties in the election of precinct chairs and county central committee members and in the use of a secret ballot to elect delegates to the state central committee.

Judicial Council Chairman Robert Beck said the 12-page complaint was dismissed two days later after Ogden failed to appear at a hearing in Albuquerque.

"I was really surprised," Beck said. …

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