Elections

New Mexico poised to elect all-female U.S. House delegation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — No matter who wins, New Mexico will send its first all-female U.S. House delegation to Congress. Women are vying for all three seats, with the close race in the southern district attracting the most attention as Republicans try to recover what has traditionally been a GOP-leaning

New Mexicans head to the polls on Election Day

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexicans are heading to the polls in historic numbers for this election and there are a number of hotly contested races across the state and for president. While a majority of people voted early and absentee because of COVID-19, thousands of people have already hit the

Concerns about voter intimidation loom in election run-up

Albuquerque resident Eleanor Chavez was driving by the 98th and Central early voting site on Saturday, Oct. 17 when she passed a caravan of flag-waving Trump supporters who drove through the parking lot. Hours later, she went back and saw a man with a Trump flag on the back of

Judge says Texas mask mandate must extend to polling places

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Texas’ statewide mask mandate must extend to inside polling places. Election officials Wednesday did not appear to be rushing to enforce the order, however. It was handed down after more than 8 million people have already cast ballots.

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.