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Last day of the month to donate to Patreon

Last day of the month to donate to Patreon

The end of the month is tonight and that means the donations from supporters to the New Mexico Telegram Patreon fundraiser will soon go through — either at midnight tonight or tomorrow (it differs each month, apparently). If you have been relying on New Mexico Telegram’s coverage of the elections, including daily looks at early and absentee numbers, please head on over to the New Mexico Telegram Patreon page and donate. You’ll get the ad-free, early … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Site News

Morning Word: DOJ, APD announcement today; Martinez spends $2.45 million

Morning Word: DOJ, APD announcement today; Martinez spends $2.45 million

The city of Albuquerque and the Department of Justice have reached an agreement on APD reforms and will make an announcement tomorrow, KRQE reported. An assistant U.S. Attorney and spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office sent a release saying a press conference would take place and KRQE confirmed it would include a “consent decree.” Thursday was a campaign finance reporting day and Susana Martinez reported spending more money than every other statewide candidate in major races … Read entire article »

Filed under: Morning Word

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 »

Filed under: Elections, Featured

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 single other statewide candidate in the races for Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Auditor, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Attorney General, Auditor, Commissioner of Public Lands, Elections, Featured, Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer

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 October 29 must be included in this report or in a supplemental report. Any such … Read entire article »

Filed under: Attorney General, Auditor, Commissioner of Public Lands, Elections, Featured, Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer

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. Kathleen Sabo was the host, as she is each week, and had friend of the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Audio, Elections

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 look at early and absentee vote totals by county as of 10/29. A note about the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Morning Word

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 voter registration numbers, NM Telegram looked at the percentage of voters by county. This counts … Read entire article »

Filed under: Elections, Featured

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 health concerns. He retired just days before the 2009 legislative session and was replaced by … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, New Mexico House, Roundhouse

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 New Mexico and it’s possible that more than half of all total votes will be … Read entire article »

Filed under: Elections, Featured