Candidate to replace Iglesias pushed for his ouster.


Patrick Rogers, a former general counsel to the New Mexico Republican Party and a candidate to replace fired New Mexico U.S. Attorney David Iglesias, “pressured” Iglesias “several times to bring voter fraud prosecutions where little evidence existed” before the 2006 mid-term elections. Rogers, who was secretary of the nonprofit American Center for Voting Rights Legislative Fund at the time, was, according to Iglesias, “obsessed . . . convinced there was massive voter fraud going on in this state, and I needed to do something to stop it.”