New Mexico

  1. There was no question about young voter enthusiasm around the University of New Mexico campus on Tuesday.

    Student voters flooded the UNM campus polling area trying to cast their ballots for the 2012 election season. The polling center boasted a two-hour wait time, nearly four times as long as other voting polls in the Albuquerque, N.M. area.  

    Obama won New Mexico.

  2. The Albuquerque Journal reports that not much has changed in New Mexico politics. President Barack Obama continues to maintain a comfortable lead over Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the Journal’s new poll, 50-41 percent. . 

    abqjournal.com »

  3. CBS News reports that a recent study issued by the National Congress of American Indians declares that State Voter ID laws hurt the Native American voter turn out.

    States including Alaska and Florida do not accept Tribal identification cards, making voting exteemely difficlult for rural American Indians living on the reservation.

    The report cites lack of physical street addresses on the reservation as an obstacle for many Natives in their quest to obtain valid identification.

    ncai.org »

  4. The Albuquerque Journal has everything New Mexicans need to know about the 2012 elections. 

    From key dates and locations to candidates to state issues, the 2012 NM Voter Guide makes this year’s election a little easier. 

  5. New Mexico governor Susana Martinez is expected to campaign in a few key swing states on behalf of the Republican party in support of Mitt Romney. 

    As the nation’s first Latina Governor, Martinez is looking to plug Romney in Dallas during a fundraiser for Hispanic Republicans.

    Martinez will campaign in Nevada and Texas. 

  6. "It’s all about my right to be able to choose what I can and cannot do with my body. It’s important because I absolutely have the right to chose any option regarding my reproductive rights." 
- Teejay Secatero, a nursing student at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., on the most important issues of this election.
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    "It’s all about my right to be able to choose what I can and cannot do with my body. It’s important because I absolutely have the right to chose any option regarding my reproductive rights." 

    - Teejay Secatero, a nursing student at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., on the most important issues of this election.

    What issue matters most to you in the upcoming election? Tell us here on The 12, or tweet your response using #VoterVoices

    You can read about what candidates are saying on important issues and endorse their statements here on the Issue Engine.

    Washington Post »

  7. The economy is the most important issue to me because we are the world’s superpower and as such, we should have stability. Economic stability, as a future paramedic, is especially important to myself and people in my field for retirement. Right now there are a lot of people in my field losing their pensions because the economy is so bad and that is something that I cannot afford to lose.”

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    Solon Nodal, student at the Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, N.M. 

    What are Obama and Romney saying they would do about the economy? Check out our Issues Week coverage here

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