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GOP Courting Hispanic Voters | The Line

1336 Line GOP Hispanic Voters

March 6, 2020 Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss the effort by the state’s GOP to turn New Mexico from a blue state into a red one, with a push to register Hispanic oil field workers to vote. Voter turnout for Republicans during the 2018 election was very low in Lea and Eddy Counties, and GOP leaders hope getting more people to register will get more to the polls. While they will register future voters regardless of their party preference, they hope to persuade workers in the oil and gas business toward the energy-friendly Republican party. 

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former state representative
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Christine Sierra, UNM political science professor emerita
Diane Snyder, former state senator

For Further Reading:
New Mexico GOP targeting Hispanic voters in oil fieldsSanta Fe New Mexican
New Mexico GOP Hopefuls Launch Early Ads for US House Seat Associated Press
Trump Vows to Win New Mexico, Return to State “SoonSanta Fe New Mexican 

Trump’s Pardons | The Line

President Trump's Pardons gavel

February 21, 2020 – In a departure for The Line, Gene Grant and the panelists expand their scope to look at a national topic: President Trump’s recent spate of pardons. The Line panel debates the broader implication of Congress ceding power to the executive. 

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Diane Snyder, former state senator

For Further Reading:
Trump Grants Clemency to Blagojevich, Milken and Kerik The New York Times
President Trump goes on clemency spree, and the list is long ABC News
President Trump calls for case against Roger Stone to be thrown out Review Times