- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico’s top elections officials say a glitch in the state’s electronic campaign finance reporting system has been fixed.

Ken Ortiz with the secretary of state’s office said Thursday the vendor corrected the problem after it was brought to the agency’s attention the day before by one of the candidates running for secretary of state.

Democrat Maggie Toulouse Oliver had said a spot check of dozens of campaign spending records showed discrepancies between information in the online searchable database and the printable reports. For example, the purpose of some expenditures was omitted online.

Ortiz said the software was using the occupation of the individual or business listed in the expense report rather than the purpose of the expenditure.

Both Toulouse Oliver and Republican opponent Nora Espinoza have criticized the reporting system.

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