Tag Archives: Voter Turnout

The Line: More Midterm Election Results

Election Results

November 9, 2018 – The trend to elect Democrats and women in the 2018 midterm elections also had its effect on legislative and judicial races in New Mexico. This was especially notable in the Court of Appeals where four Democratic challengers (women) won over Republican incumbents (men) in contested races. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss these and other notable election outcomes, and look forward to how a new governor will need to work with legislators on both sides of the aisle.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Cathryn McGill, founder/director, NM Black History Organizing Committee
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

Voter Targeting And Turnout

Voter Turnout

November 2, 2018 – The midterm election is just around the corner—it’s crunch time for campaigns, parties and civic groups to get out the vote—so it comes down, in part, to voter enthusiasm. Who are the candidates and the parties counting on to vote? With two high-profile Native and Hispanic women on the ballot, are identity politics driving votes? Correspondent Gwyneth Doland discusses voter targeting and turnout with two experts this week. 

Lonna Atkeson, UNM political science professor and director of the Center for the Study of Voting, Elections, and Democracy
Laurie Weahkee, executive director of the Native American Voters Alliance

Further Reading:
New guides provide election information for Native American votersFarmington Daily Times
New Mexico: A state of voter indifferenceThe Santa Fe New Mexican
Dem women could make big gains in New Mexico HouseThe Santa Fe New Mexican
These Candidates Could Make History in the 2018 MidtermsTime Magazine
Native American Voters Alliance
Center for the Study of Voting, Elections, and Democracy
NM Secretary of State Voter Information Page