Andrew Beale

Andrew Beale

Andrew Beale has 15 years of reporting experience, starting with the UNM Daily Lobo. He's reported for national and international publications including the New York Times, Vice and al-Jazeera from locations as far-flung as Portland and Palestine. He has a master's degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and he resides in Southern California.

Threats proliferate on social media following N.M. gun ban

By: and - September 19, 2023

A Source New Mexico review of posts on social media by elected officials and other users following the public health order issued in New Mexico on Sept. 8 shows numerous calls for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to be hanged or killed by other means, and for the publication of private information about Lujan Grisham, her […]

Could New Mexico ban Trump from the ballot?

By: - September 15, 2023

A lawsuit filed Sept. 5 in a state court in Colorado is asking a judge to rule that Donald Trump is ineligible to appear on the ballot in any future elections in that state, including the upcoming Republican primary.  Legal experts say a New Mexico case from last year, barring then-Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin […]

New Mexico attorney general working with Jack Smith to investigate fake elector scheme

By: - August 17, 2023

The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office has been tight-lipped about the progress of their investigation into former President Donald Trump’s allies in New Mexico.  Following Trump’s federal indictment on charges that he illegally sought to overturn the 2020 election, the attorney general’s office has revealed it is working with special counsel Jack Smith’s team to […]

Here is why a New Mexico man is charged in the latest Trump indictment

By: - August 16, 2023

Santa Fe-based attorney John Eastman was indicted by a grand jury in Fulton County, Ga. Monday, along with former President Donald Trump and 17 others.  The indictment alleges that defendants including Eastman entered into a criminal conspiracy to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, with various co-conspirators committing dozens of crimes in relation […]

NM congressional candidate Yvette Herrell took donation from fake elector in 2022

By: - August 8, 2023

New Mexico’s fake electors have not (yet) been charged with any crimes related to their interference in the 2020 election–but they’ve become central to an unprecedented criminal case against former president Donald Trump.  Now, Source NM can reveal, one of them donated thousands last year to former Republican Congresswoman and current congressional candidate Yvette Herrell.  […]

ormer U.S. President Donald Trump applauds at the conclusion of a rally at the Waco Regional Airport on March 25, 2023 in Waco, Texas.

Will NM’s fake electors be charged with crimes? 

By: - July 28, 2023

Earlier this month, the Michigan Attorney General charged 16 people with felonies for their participation in an alleged “fake elector” scheme to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The Fulton County district attorney in Georgia is expected to announce whether there will be charges against fake electors in that state sometime this summer. Last […]

General election certified in NM counties that previously resisted

By: - November 21, 2022

Two New Mexico counties that delayed or resisted verifying June’s primary election results certified the general election without incident this week. In a third county, a commissioner that voted against certifying the June primary again voted no, but was again outvoted four to one by the other commissioners.  Before the votes, Secretary of State Maggie […]

Experts alarmed by GOP secretary of state candidate’s conspiracy theorizing in NM

By: - October 4, 2022

Audrey Trujillo, the Republican candidate for New Mexico Secretary of State, appeared on Steve Bannon’s podcast in June to explain why she’s convinced former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election.  “Somebody asked me, ‘How do you know Trump won New Mexico?’ and I’m like, ‘We didn’t see Biden signs anywhere,’ ” Trujillo told Bannon, […]

Griffin files notice of appeal as Congress is asked to consider barring more J6 rioters from office

By: - September 23, 2022

Former Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin filed a notice of appeal with the New Mexico Supreme Court Tuesday, indicating that he plans to challenge a ruling earlier this month barring him from holding elected office for his participation in the Capitol riot.  The following day, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) — one […]

Disinformation endangers democracy in NM and beyond, experts say

By: - September 15, 2022

In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared Sept. 15 as the International Day of Democracy in order to “encourage and promote democratization, development and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.” Fifteen years later, the UN secretary general is warning that democracy is under threat globally — and experts say New Mexico is facing […]

Election deniers rally behind an unrepentant Couy Griffin

By: - September 13, 2022

The far right is rallying behind former Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin following his court-ordered removal from his commission seat last week.  Griffin remained unrepentant, telling a far-right radio host that the judge who ordered him off the board had no authority to do so, and suggesting that shadowy forces barred him from office in […]

NM Secretary of State testifies before Congress about threats against election officials

By: - July 21, 2022

The threat to our elections, once directed by adversaries like Russia, is now coming from inside the country, according to testimony Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver gave to the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. “For people who believe their government is corrupt and their leaders are not legitimate, threats of physical violence and […]