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The Line: Santa Fe Experiences Ranked-Choice Voting

Ranked Choice Voting graphic

February 23, 2018 – Early voters in Santa Fe are dealing with the new ranked choice system for the first time as they cast ballots for mayor and city council seats. One of the arguments in favor of this system of voting is that it saves money by eliminating the need for runoff elections. Gene Grant and the Line weigh in on whether ranked-choice voting should be used in other cities in New Mexico.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Ranked-choice system gets mixed reception among early voters – by Tripp Stelnicki, Santa Fe New Mexican

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