Tag Archives: Voting

The Line: Should New Mexico Change Electoral College Process?

March 8, 2019 – A bill to assign New Mexico’s electors to the winner of the national popular vote made it to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s desk this legislative session.  Only five times in our country’s history has the popular vote winner lost the Electoral College. Is a change warranted?

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the proposal for New Mexico to back the nation’s popular vote in presidential races.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney

For Further Reading:

State Senate panel backs bill to change Electoral College process – by Andrew Oxford, Santa Fe New Mexican

The Line: Older Population Caused New Mexico’s “Blue Wave” At Midterm Elections

1224 Line Gray Wave

December 14, 2018 – A major talking point coming out of the midterm election was about the “blue wave” of Democratic victories.  But an article in the Santa Fe New Mexican by Andrew Oxford showed how the “blue wave” in the last midterm election owed a lot to New Mexico’s “graying,” or older, population. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the so-called “gray wave” and look at what it might mean for future elections.

Line Panelists:
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Giovanna Rossi, president, Collective Action Strategies; host, The Well Woman Show (KUNM0

For Further Reading:
Blue wave in New Mexico in November was also gray – Santa Fe New Mexican