Category Archives: Elections

The Line: The Race For Lt. Governor

NMiF: The Race For Lt. Governor (Roundhouse)

December 15, 2017 – The lieutenant governor has not traditionally played a strong role in New Mexico politics, but there are already several candidates for the 2018 race. Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists discuss how the race is shaping up so far and what might matter to voters in this statewide race next year.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Giovanna Rossi, president of Collective Action Strategies, LLC, and producer/host of The Well Woman Show
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Stephen Spitz, host of New Mexico People Places and Ideas on KUNM

The Line: Judge Rules Santa Fe Must Use Ranked-Choice Voting

NMiF: ranked choice voting

December 1, 2017 – Ranked-choice voting, also called “instant runoff” voting, was overwhelmingly approved by citizens of Santa Fe in 2008, but has yet to be instituted.  But now that the proper technology has been acquired, a judge has ruled that it must be used for the March 2018 elections. That leaves the city just a few months to get the system up and running. The Line panelists discuss the background and share their insights into this topic.

Articles:
For Those About to Rank … Judge orders Santa Fe to use ranked-choice voting in March 2018 election – Santa Fe Reporter
Judge rules city must use ranked-choice voting system in March electionSanta Fe New Mexican

Line Panelists
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Andy Lyman, reporter for NM Political Report
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP