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Economy, Health and COVID-19 Top Hispanic Issues in 2020

Although non-Hispanic white voters still make up the largest slice of the eligible voter pie in the U.S., the fastest growing group of voters is Hispanic.  New Mexico Hispanics hold the record with a whopping 43 percent of all eligible voters in the state.  What are their top issues?  The top three

LISTEN: Martinez Johnson, Leger Fernandez debate in open CD3 race

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Republican Alexis Martinez Johnson and Democrat Teresa Leger Fernandez participated in a KOB 4 debate Thursday. The 3rd Congressional District candidates are trying to fill the seat that is being vacated by Ben Ray Lujan, who is running for U.S. Senate.

Understanding how the state secures your vote

State uses layers of security and certifications to ensure integrity of election The pandemic means a lot more people will doing absentee ballots. And even though the state can start processing those absentee ballots a couple of days before the election, it’s still an monumental task to get every vote counted

DOJ frees federal prosecutors to take steps that could interfere with elections, weakening long-standing policy

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The Department of Justice has weakened its long-standing prohibition against interfering in elections, according to two department officials. Avoiding election interference is the overarching principle of DOJ policy on voting-related crimes.

LISTEN: Rep. Torres Small, Herrell engage in spirited debate on KOB 4

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- KOB 4 hosted a debate in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District race Wednesday night between Democratic Rep. Xochitl Torres Small and Republican candidate Yvette Herrell in a rematch of the 2016 contest. The audio is available for NMBA member radio stations. NOTE: There is a :17 blank lead-in.

LISTEN: Candidates for US Senate Seat Debate Vigorously

KOB 4 and the Santa Fe New Mexican hosted a debate between the candidates running for the U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, a Democrat, Mark Ronchetti, a Republican, and Libertarian Bob Walsh participated in the debate. The audio is available for NMBA member radio stations.

College voters poised to impact 2020 election

Biden leads overwhelmingly among national student population As the 2020 general election approaches, the role college voters might play is taking shape. Early polling indicates young voters are highly engaged and that college students strongly favor Democratic nominee Joe Biden, making them a potentially pivotal group.

Torres Small, Herrell meet in 1st debate in close House race

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Xochitl Torres Small and Republican challenger Yvette Herrell finally have met in a debate in southern New Mexico’s closely watched U.S. House race. Torres Small stressed “bipartisanship” during the KOAT-TV/Albuquerque Journal-sponsored debate Sunday while Herrell tried to link the Democrat to House Speaker