Doug Nickle’s recent column (“Campaign reporting proposal creates necessary, nation-leading disclosure in NM”) is an example of Orwellian doublespeak at its best.
Nickle’s purpose is to drum up support for “Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver’s proposed rules and regulations addressing campaign finance reporting,” which, Nickle notes, is based on legislation that was vetoed by Governor Martinez earlier this year due to her concerns about the invasion of privacy triggered by the legislation. So, Nickle now wants Oliver to impose the failed legislation through bureaucratic fiat.
(Editor’s note: Oliver did just that last week, after this column was submitted for publication.)
On average, 47% of newly-created data records have at least one critical (e.g., work-impacting) error.
Only 3% of the DQ scores in our study can be rated “acceptable” using the loosest-possible standard.
The variation in DQ scores is enormous. Individual tallies range from 0% to 99%