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.
September 7, 2018 –Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver recently announced she would include straight-party voting on the ballot this year. The New Mexico Republican and Libertarian parties, along with two outside political groups and a Democratic write-in candidate, then filed a petition with the state Supreme Court seeking to ban the option on the November 6 ballot.
Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the merits of the Secretary of State’s decision and the arguments against it.
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Eric Griego, former state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator