Political New Mexico

State certifies election results, orders three recounts in legislative races

3 Dec, 2016  

By Matthew Reichbach / NM Political Report Hillary Clinton officially won New Mexico and its five electoral votes, after certification of results by the State Canvassing Board Tuesday. The board also certified the need for three recounts in legislative races, one of which heads into the recount with just a nine vote advantage. In the [...]

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NM In Depth maps results of state legislative races

18 Nov, 2016  

State Seal on the floor of the NM State Capitol. Photo: Amanda Nezzie / People, Power & Democracy Project
By Marino Spencer / NM News Port With the 2016 general election wrapped up, New Mexico Democrats now control both the state House and the Senate. New Mexico In Depth's Sandra Fish mapped the results. Democrats took back the House in the election. Mouse over the interactive map for district-by-district house results. Meanwhile in the [...]

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Democrats take back the NM House

9 Nov, 2016  

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By Vanessa Espinoza and Natalie Baca / NM News Port According to election data from the NM Secretary of State, the Democratic party has taken control of the NM House of Representatives. The Democrats had held control of the chamber for more than 60 years -- then lost their majority in 2014 -- and now [...]

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Johnson Breaks Record for Libertarian Party

9 Nov, 2016  

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By Victoria Shupryt and Viridiana Vasquez / NM News Port Gary Johnson supporters in Albuquerque were hyped that Johnson had the highest nationwide support for a third party candidate in the last two decades. The former New Mexico governor won the highest vote percentage of any Libertarian Party candidate in history with more than 3.7 [...]

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NM Democrats Maintain Senate Majority

9 Nov, 2016  

By Jacob Leyba and John Jamison New Mexico Democrats held onto their senate majority Tuesday, Election Day. The Democrats held 18 uncontested seats going into the election, so needed to win four of the remaining races to maintain control. Democratic Senate Leader Michael Sanchez lost in an upset. Credit: Sanchez Facebook Page They did that but [...]

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Democrats win in BernCo treasurer, commission races

9 Nov, 2016  

By Alicia Ball and Christina Rodriguez / NM NewsPort Quezada Wins Bernalillo District 2 County Commissioner Race Democrat Steven Michael Quezada won the Bernalillo County Commission District 2 seat with 61.7 percent of the vote late Tuesday night. Quezada is an Albuquerque Public Schools board member and also APS’s Board of Education secretary. He is [...]

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Nakamura Wins NM Supreme Court Race

9 Nov, 2016  

Justice Judith Nakamura wins the NM Supreme Court Race. Stickers and miniature U.S flags covered tables at the Republican Party on election night. (Photo taken by Allison Giron)
By: Allison Giron/ NM Newsport Incumbent Republican Justice Judith Nakamura wins the nail-biting New Mexico Supreme Court spot with 52 percent of the vote over Democrat challenger Michael Vigil. “I’m very appreciative of the voters and citizens that have allowed me to serve,” Nakamura said. Nakamura talks with excited Republican attendees while waiting for the [...]

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Toulouse Oliver Wins SOS Race

8 Nov, 2016  

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By Thomas Hanlon, Ariel Lutnesky, Waverly Mathis, and Daniel Montano / NM News Port Democrat Maggie Toulouse Oliver was elected as New Mexico’s next secretary of state Tuesday night, winning the vote with nearly a 14 point margin. Toulouse Oliver said the win means she can start to put into practice what she has been [...]

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UNM Students voice opinions on 2016 election

8 Nov, 2016  

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By Catherine Farmer, Ashley Neighbor and Kelly Urvanejo / NM News Port Follow Catherine, Ashley and Kelly on Twitter

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