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October 30, 2020 Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look ahead to Election Day and the influence of early and first-time voters. The group also explores the role voter intimidation may play in the results. They discuss the Latinx vote and look at two lawsuits filed against the secretary of state over election issues, one concerning access to poll watchers and the other absentee ballot drop box security. 

Host: Gene Grant 

Line Panelists: 
Trip Jennings, New Mexico in Depth  
Gabriel Sanchez, UNM professor and director of research for Latino Decisions  
Christine Sierra, UNM political science professor emerita   

For More Information: 
Local Election Officials Provide Updates –  KRQE-TV 
NM Students Vote for First Time During Tumultuous Election – Daily Lobo 
New Mexico on Track to Set Record for Early Voting Turnout – Santa Fe New Mexican 
Over 560,000 New Mexicans Have Already Voted – NM Political Report 
NM Voter Turnout Swells; GOP Files Absentee Ballot Suit – Albuquerque Journal 
Supreme Court denies GOP petition on absentee ballots – Santa Fe New Mexican 
NM Ballot Box Lawsuit Resolved — for NowAlbuquerque Journal 
Trump Supporters Are Intimidating Voters in Latinx Communities, Watchdog Claims  – The American Independent 
Concerns About Voter Intimidation Loom in Election Run-Up – Daily Lobo