Election 2022

New Mexico Oil and Gas rules await cash after Democratic sweep

BY: - November 11, 2022

Despite a Democratic sweep of New Mexico state offices and continuing blue majority in the upcoming Legislature, the future of oil and gas regulation remains hazy. Michelle Lujan Grisham returns to the Governor’s Mansion for another four years, after a first term spent initiating some of the nation’s most progressive clean energy incentives and most stringent […]

Young Black and Latino voters seen as key in turning back midterm ‘red wave’

BY: - November 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — Young Black and Latino voters were critical in holding off the Republican “red wave” in several battleground states for U.S. Senate seats and in tight U.S. House races in the midterm elections, according to analyses by researchers and grassroot organizations.  Young, diverse voters between the ages of 18 and 29 had the second-highest […]

GOP on track to control U.S. House, but dozens of races still undecided

BY: - November 11, 2022

Republicans remained on pace to likely wrest control of the U.S. House, even as Democrats picked up a few more victories in close races late Wednesday and into the day Thursday. As of about 5 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, The Associated Press had called 209 races for Republicans. That put them ahead of Democrats’ 191, […]

Democratic judges snag uncontested seats all over the state, but Republicans win some challenges

BY: - November 11, 2022

New Mexicans had the chance to cast their votes for local and state judges yesterday. While Democrats got most of the open judicial seats, Republicans won some of the few contested races on the ballot. Voters decided not to change any of the N.M. Supreme Court judges this year, maintaining the all-democratic seating. They reelected […]

Fossil fuel money flows to New Mexico Democrats

BY: - November 11, 2022

New Mexico’s Republicans and advocates for oil and gas producers often accuse the state’s ruling Democrats of trying to kill the local fossil fuel industry, but industry donations and agency funding outcomes tell a different story. Democrats hold a lock on all statewide offices and both chambers of the Legislature heading into the midterm elections, […]

Record-setting number of women elected as governors in midterms

BY: - November 10, 2022

WASHINGTON —  The United States’ ceiling for female governors was shattered this week, with voters in 12 states electing women to the role, breaking the prior record of nine set for the first time back in 2004.  While not all of the gubernatorial campaigns have been called as of Thursday afternoon, Arizona and Oregon voters […]

Even red-state voters back abortion rights via ballot questions, rejecting court ruling

BY: - November 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — Voters in five states — including GOP-dominated Kentucky — backed abortion rights Tuesday, signaling that while the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority no longer believes the procedure is protected within the U.S. Constitution, many Americans want their states to do just that. California, Kentucky, Michigan , Montana and Vermont residents voted to support […]

Georgia fight for U.S. Senate seat will go to a December runoff

BY: and - November 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — Control of the U.S. Senate once again might hinge on Georgia, as voters in the Peach State will head back to the polls next month in a runoff election. Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and former professional football player and GOP nominee Herschel Walker are in a dead heat in Georgia, sending that race to […]

Election deniers lose attempts to control elections in critical battleground states

BY: - November 10, 2022

Several prominent Republican candidates who denied the results of the 2020 election lost their races on Tuesday, but other critical races featuring election deniers have not been called. Going into Election Day, election deniers were on the ballot in around half of the races for governor and secretary of state and one-third of the races […]

A clean sweep for NM bonds and amendments: Here’s what voters said ‘yes’ to

BY: - November 10, 2022

All of the constitutional amendments and bonds that New Mexicans saw on their ballots this election passed by wide margins. But the language can be confusing, and they’re pretty far down on the ballot. Take a look at what each of those amendments and bonds will pay for or mean for New Mexicans. This election’s […]

Vasquez ekes out a victory over Herrell in CD2, Dems sweep New Mexico’s U.S. House seats

BY: - November 9, 2022

Democratic Rep. Melanie Stansbury won another term representing Congressional District 1 against Republican Challenger Michelle Garcia Holmes, the Associated Press reports. Stansbury won the seat initially in a special election to fill the slot after Deb Haaland was appointed Interior Secretary. With this victory, she will now have a full term in Congress. As of […]

2022 saw more N.M. registered voters, more same-day registrants

BY: - November 9, 2022

Although New Mexico maintained fairly average voter turnout numbers this year, the state did see a slight increase in how many people actually registered to vote in the 2022 Election compared with previous years. There was also a big boost in people registering and then voting the same day for this election. About 1.36 million […]