New Mexico shootings follow two years of election assaults


              Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her husband Paul Pelosi arrive before President Joe Biden welcomes the 2022 NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors, to the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Solomon Pena, center, a Republican candidate for New Mexico House District 14, is taken into custody by Albuquerque Police officers, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in southwest Albuquerque, N.M. Two years since the attack on the U.S. Capitol, a series of drive-by shootings targeting Democrats in New Mexico is a violent reminder that the false claims about a stolen election persist in posing a danger to public officials and the country’s democratic institutions. No one was hurt in the Albuquerque attacks. (Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
            
              FILE - This undated photo provided by the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office shows Solomon Pena. Pena a 39-year-old felon who overwhelmingly lost his bid for the New Mexico statehouse as a Republican paid for four men to shoot at Democratic lawmakers' homes in recent months, including one where a 10-year-old girl was sleeping, police said. Two years since the attack on the U.S. Capitol, a series of drive-by shootings targeting Democrats in New Mexico is a violent reminder that the false claims about a stolen election persist in posing a danger to public officials and the country’s democratic institutions. No one was hurt in the Albuquerque attacks. (Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Solomon Pena, center, a Republican candidate for New Mexico House District 14, is taken into custody by Albuquerque Police officers, Jan. 16, 2023, in southwest Albuquerque, N.M.  Two years since the attack on the U.S. Capitol, a series of drive-by shootings targeting Democrats in New Mexico is a violent reminder that the false claims about a stolen election persist in posing a danger to public officials and the country’s democratic institutions. No one was hurt in the Albuquerque attacks. (Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
            
              FILE- Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the crowd during inauguration ceremonies on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, outside the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer will travel to Europe next week for a five-day trip to promote the state's recent economic developments and with hopes of attracting new businesses in the automotive and clean energy industries.  (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
New Mexico shootings follow two years of election assaults