This week on New Mexico in Focus, senior producer Matt Grubs talks with elections expert Lonna Atkeson and advocate Maria Perez on whether the time is right for Albuquerque to use ranked-choice voting in its city elections.
Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the proposed idea of building a fence around the University of New Mexico’s main campus to address safety issues. They also wrestle with the looming threat to the state’s economy of tariffs on goods imported from Mexico, and discuss why former Gov. Susana Martinez is back in the news with new developments concerning a high-profile lawsuit.
Host: Gene Grant
Correspondents: Matt Grubs
Lonna Atkeson, UNM political science professor and director of the Center for the Study of Voting, Elections, and Democracy
Maria Perez, campaigns manager, Common Cause New Mexico
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital
H. Diane Snyder, former NM state senator
Harry Van Buren, professor in the UNM Anderson School of Management