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Early and absentee vote totals, 10/30

Early and absentee vote totals, 10/30

According to numbers from the Secretary of State’s office, 165,964 New Mexicans have already cast their ballots. In 2010, 49 percent of New Mexicans cast their ballots either by early or absentee votes; it could be higher in 2014 NM Telegram will be following these numbers, but thought it would be interesting to see what percentage of registered voters these represent. So looking at the final pre-election voter registration numbers, NM Telegram looked at the percentage … Read entire article »

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Martinez spends $2.43 million, everyone else $1.66 million

Martinez spends $2.43 million, everyone else $1.66 million

Susana Martinez had a massive cash on hand advantage over Gary King and unleashed it during October. Martinez spent $2.43 million according to campaign finance reports filed on Thursday. The campaign finance period ran from October 7 to October 28. In that same time, Gary King, Martinez’s opponent, spent $363,000. Martinez outspent King nearly seven-to-one. In fact, Martinez outspent King and every … Read entire article »

Statewide candidates’ campaign finance reports

Statewide candidates’ campaign finance reports

The final pre-election campaign finance reports are due today. This post will be updated with the reports from candidates in the races for Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Commissioner of Public Lands, State Auditor and State Treasurer as they come in. The campaign finance period runs from October 7 to October 28, though contributions of $2,500 dollar or more on … Read entire article »

Listen to NM Telegram on KUNM’s Call- In Show

Listen to NM Telegram on KUNM’s Call- In Show

I was on KUNM’s Call-In show this morning to discuss next week’s elections. Topics ranged from the marijuana advisory questions on the ballot in Bernalillo to the state House and even what we mean when we talk about outside money coming in. A big topic of discussion was something that NM Telegram has been covering lately — early and absentee voting. … Read entire article »

Morning Word: Dub Williams passes away; absentee vote totals

Morning Word: Dub Williams passes away; absentee vote totals

Former State Rep. W.C. “Dub” Williams passed away earlier this week. He was 87. Williams served in the state House from 1995 to 2009, stepping down because of health problems with both him and his wife. NM Telegram posted the breakdown of early and absentee votes so far by political party. The numbers are as of end-of-voting on Tuesday. Also, the nightly … Read entire article »

Early and absentee vote totals, 10/29

Early and absentee vote totals, 10/29

According to numbers from the Secretary of State’s office, 165,964 New Mexicans have already cast their ballots. In 2010, 49 percent of New Mexicans cast their ballots either by early or absentee votes. NM Telegram will be following these numbers, but thought it would be interesting to see what percentage of registered voters these represent. So looking at the final pre-election … Read entire article »

Former State Rep. Dub Williams passes away

Former State Rep. Dub Williams passes away

Former State Rep. W.C. “Dub” Williams passed away on Monday. He was 87. The Ruidoso News first reported the news on Wednesday. The paper reported that Williams passed away in his home. Williams was a rancher who first was elected to the State Legislature in 1994. After being sworn in in 1995, he served until 2009 when he retired because of family … Read entire article »

Early and absentee voting breakdown by party as of 10/28

Early and absentee voting breakdown by party as of 10/28

NM Telegram has been taking a look at the early and absentee vote counts each evening. NM Telegram requested the partisan breakdown of absentee and early votes, as takes place in other states. On Wednesday afternoon, the Secretary of State’s office provided numbers from after the end of voting on Tuesday, October 28. Early and absentee voting has become increasingly popular in … Read entire article »

On NM health audit, firm didn’t follow normal practice

On NM health audit, firm didn’t follow normal practice

A Massachusetts firm that audited 15 health organizations in New Mexico last year normally gives companies it’s scrutinizing a chance to respond before issuing official findings. It is a common practice for auditors. Running the findings by staff gives organizations the opportunity to refute findings or address misunderstandings. It’s a way of ensuring the accuracy of an audit, among other things.   But … Read entire article »

Morning Word: Navajo Nation pres race in limbo

Morning Word: Navajo Nation pres race in limbo

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly vetoed legislation that would allow those not fluent in Navajo to be on the ballot. Chris Deschene suspended his campaign.Attorneys for two behind the effort to remove Deschene from the ballot filed an Order of Contempt against the Elections Board and Deschene. However, the Navajo Nation Election Board isn’t backing down. Charley said the board members will … Read entire article »