Elections

Otero County Commissioners to meet about certifying election results

73 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Otero County Commission has called an emergency meeting Friday to consider certification of the 2022 primary election results. The commission had voted not to certify the results claiming there were problems with the voting machines. They instead called for a hand recount of the ballots.

Primary Voter Turnout in Doña Ana County Less Than 2020

93 Views   According to unofficial voting numbers released by the Doña Ana County Clerk’s office Tuesday night, 15,400 voters cast ballots in this year’s primary election in the county. That is a decrease from 2020’s primary election when approximately 16,200 voters participated in the primary election in Doña Ana County.

Mark Ronchetti wins GOP nomination for New Mexico governor

96 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Mark Ronchetti has won the Republican primary for governor and will challenge incumbent Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham in November. The former television meteorologist defeated four other candidates Tuesday.

Group rebuffs House inquiry into New Mexico election audit

47 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A congressional oversight committee says the lead contractor in a partisan audit of 2020 election results in New Mexico has rebuffed requests for documents and information about door-to-door canvasing that has raised concerns of possible voter intimidation.

Cowboys for Trump founder heads to Washington D.C. for Capitol riot trial

108 Views   OTERO COUNTY, N.M. – Otero County commissioner Couy Griffin is in Washington, D.C. awaiting trial for his part in the attack on the Capitol building last Jan. 6. He’s charged with disorderly conduct and knowingly entering restricted areas of the Capitol grounds. KOB 4 spoke with him this Sunday

U.S. House Democrats to probe N.M. county’s election review

105 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Congressional Democrats are investigating a 2020 election review ordered by Republican commissioners in Otero County, New Mexico. Leaders of the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee sent a letter Thursday demanding a wide range of records from Shiva Ayyadurai, who has spread false

State senator poised to become Roswell Mayor

96 Views   ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A former state senator appears to have won Roswell’s mayoral race. With all precincts closed, Democrat Tim Jennings holds a 57-vote margin over Republican incumbent Dennis Kintigh, who has been mayor since 2014.