Albuquerque, New Mexico 2020-10-17 15:53:48 –
Direct early voting will last for two weeks until October 31st.
More than 180,000 votes were cast across the state, according to the Secretary of State’s office. As of Friday, Democrats make up nearly 55% of the total, with a strong tendency to vote by absentee ballot.
Registered Republicans accounted for one-third of the votes cast, most of them voting directly.
October 20th is the final day to request an absentee ballot.
President Donald Trump has a second chance to win New Mexico after losing 8 percentage points to Hillary Clinton in 2016. Other carefully watched races include a rematch in the second parliamentary district race, where former Alamogordo MP Yvette Herrell challenges US Congressman Xochitl Torres Small.
The entire legislature is ready for elections after an ongoing wave of primaries has expelled several incumbent Democratic senators.
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