December 20, 2019 – The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Trump. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel look at the political impact of that decision, focusing on how it will affect Xochitl Torres Small’s effort to keep her seat as a Democrat in the conservative-leaning Second Congressional District.
Line Panelists: Dede Feldman, former state senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Dave Mulryan, founder, Everybody Votes
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator
November 30, 2018 – The 2018 midterm elections have been certified by the State Canvassing Board, but that doesn’t mean that the election fuss is over. Tight finishes will lead to a vote recount in three state legislative races, and a judge has agreed to impound the absentee ballots in the race for the Congressional District 2 seat to check for any voting irregularities. Also, Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver has said she will push for same-day voter registration in the upcoming legislative session, and there will likely be a new call for open primaries as well. With more democratic control in the House, is any of this more likely to pass this year?
Gene Grant and the Line panelists debate this question and wrap up the recent elections with their thoughts on the voting process.
Line Panelists: Dan Foley, former NM House minority whip
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator