Election 2022

Solomon Pena, a former Republican Party candidate for an NM House seat, has been charged in connection to shootings at Democratic politicians' homes in Albuquerque.

Failed NM House candidate facing federal election interference charges after shootings

BY: - May 31, 2023

A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday unsealed an indictment accusing a candidate for the New Mexico House of Representatives of orchestrating violent interference in the 2022 midterm election. A week earlier, a federal grand jury charged Solomon Peña, 40, with crimes related to a spree of shootings targeting four elected officials in the Albuquerque area […]

New Mexico governor signs over 200 bills into law

BY: , , and - April 7, 2023

The end of 2023’s legislative session led to over 240 bills getting through the Roundhouse. By the end of Friday, the last day for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to sign legislation, more than 200 measures from the 60-day Legislative session became law. All the pieces of legislation that passed the Roundhouse and arrived at Lujan […]

A dozen people stand in a semi-circle in a large rotunda in the center of the New Mexico Legislature. Six of them hold signs that together have 17,000 tally marks, representing the people in New Mexico denied the right to vote because of a felony conviction. They are surrounded by the polished stone walls of the Rotunda at the state capitol in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Lujan Grisham signs voting rights bill

BY: , and - March 30, 2023

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday morning signed House Bill 4 into law, which she said should serve as a model for other states and the federal government. “This country’s not made voting for Native Americans, women and any number of individuals and groups readily accessible and protected, and it’s really an outrage,” Lujan Grisham […]

State election officials at U.S. Senate hearing discuss threats to workers, call for funding

BY: - March 29, 2023

WASHINGTON — Election officials on Tuesday detailed to the U.S. Senate Rules Committee how their states countered threats to election workers and worked to combat misinformation and disinformation during the 2022 midterm election. With the 2024 presidential election closely approaching, Senate Rules Committee Chair Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she was concerned about threats to election […]

Bipartisan former members of Congress call for boost in funding to secure elections

BY: - March 28, 2023

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver will testify in front of Congress today about local elections. (Photo by Shelby Wyatt for Source NM)

Election deniers who lost secretary of state races now run several state GOP operations

BY: - February 24, 2023

Many of the election deniers who ran last year for positions that would have given them control over state elections systems lost their races. But several have found a new path to exert influence: as chair of their state Republican Party.  On Saturday, Kristina Karamo, an activist who rose to prominence for her efforts to […]

Five election deniers who are controlling state voting systems

BY: - February 20, 2023

Americans concerned about the health of democracy breathed a sigh of relief when a pack of election deniers in 2022 lost their attempts to control voting in key battleground states — making it unlikely that a rogue state election official could subvert the 2024 presidential election. Candidates for secretary of state who denied the result […]

New Mexico workers, immigrants and their families show political strength in Santa Fe

BY: - January 31, 2023

When the pandemic hit, Antonio Bañuelos started to realize immigrant workers like him were being shut out of crucial unemployment benefits. People who lost jobs were left to survive without unemployment benefits and medical coverage that their employer might have provided. “When there’s not much work and they start laying off people, and there’s not […]

Navajo Nation Council sets historic leadership

BY: - January 25, 2023

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Evolution is happening within the Navajo Nation government. Historically, many leadership positions, including Speaker of the Navajo Nation Council have been held by men. Crystalyne Curley is changing that path. On Monday, the Navajo Nation 25th Council voted to make Curley the first woman to hold the speaker position in the […]

Downtown Albuquerque New Mexico skyline shows four prominent hi rise buildings during daytime.

NM Rep. Javier Martínez becomes the sixth Democrat to report shots fired at his home, police have potential suspect in custody

BY: - January 9, 2023

Rep. Javier Martínez is set to take on the role as the speaker of the House in the New Mexico Legislature when it convenes in Santa Fe on Jan. 17.  Today, the Democrat that represents areas in downtown and Old Town Albuquerque, is the fourth elected official from his party to report bullets fired at […]

Hobbs highlights Arizona’s Indigenous people, history during inauguration

BY: - January 6, 2023

Seeing Arizona Tribes spotlighted during Governor Katie Hobbs’s inauguration ceremony was refreshing for local tribal advocates, and it affirms Hobbs’s commitment to upholding relationships with tribal nations. “This is exactly the moment that we have been waiting for,” said Indivisible Tohono Co-Founder April Ignacio of Hobbs becoming governor. “It’s not overwhelming. It’s a fresh breath […]

Minnesota State Elections Director David Maeda looks on as a woman yells about election fraud claims during a break in a Sherburne County Board meeting

Minnesota election deniers and skeptics are still skeptical, even after many worked the polls

BY: - January 5, 2023

Minnesota Republicans recruited thousands of volunteers to work the polls during the November election, with the hope that having more eyes would help them win the prize. It didn’t work in Minnesota — Republicans were crushed by Democrats, who took control of the Legislature and held onto the governor’s office and statewide elective offices. Secretary […]