State judge delays independent voter lawsuit

SANTA FE (KRQE) – A state district judge has delayed a decision in the case challenging the right of independent voters to vote in the primary.

State District Judge Denise Barela-Shepherd said Monday she wants both the Republican and Democrat parties to weigh in before she makes a ruling.

The lawsuit was filed by David Crum on behalf of the state’s 250,000 independent voters. The case seeks to allow people the right to pick a party on the day of the primary so they can vote.

Currently, state elections only let Republicans and Democrats vote during the primary.

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