NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin has been sentenced to time served for his role in the January 6 capitol riot. During a bench trial in March, a judge convicted Griffin of trespassing for illegally entering capitol ground as Congress counted the electoral college votes in the 2020 election. The Cowboys for Trump founder was acquitted of disorderly conduct.

He was sentenced to the 14 days in jail he already served.

Thursday, the government filed a motion asking a judge to allow them to include the potential criminal investigation into the Otero County Commission not certifying primary election results and what led up to it, in their sentencing memorandum. The court ruled that information can be used.

Commissioners voted not to certify the results and ordered a hand recount of ballots claiming there were problems with the voting machines. The secretary of state asked the courts to step in, saying the county does not have the legal authority to change election protocols. The state Supreme Court handed down an order telling the commission to “meet to approve the report of the canvass of the returns and declare the results” no later than June 17.