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Should We Move To A Popular Vote For President?

Popular Vote

October 5, 2018 – The U.S. Constitution outlines how the country will choose a president every four years through the Electoral College. Some argue that states like New Mexico, which has relatively few votes and isn’t seen as a battleground state in national politics, are losing out in that process. Is it time to reconsider the Electoral College? Sarah Gustavus sat down earlier this summer with Barry Fadem from National Popular Vote to talk about a proposed interstate compact that would move the country to a popular vote system.

Guest:
Barry Fadem, president of National Popular Vote

The Line: The Heat Is On In New Mexico’s Governor’s Race

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August 31, 2018 – We’re days away from Labor Day, which traditionally signals the ramping up of political races.  A recent poll by the Emerson College in Boston shows a close race between U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce in their bid to become the state’s next governor.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at polls and predictions regarding New Mexico’s gubernatorial race.

Line Panelists:

Michael Bird, public health consultant

Justine Fox-Young, former state representative

Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR

Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico