The Line: Straight-Party Voting Controversy Will Go To NM Supreme Court

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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.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Eric Griego, former state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

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