Election 2016

Democrats Look To Controlling State House

Nov 9, 2016

Democrats took back control of the State House of Representatives yesterday, and in Southern New Mexico many democrats upset Republican incumbents.

Nathan Small who defeated Republican Incumbent Andy Nunez in House District 36 says he’s happy to be a part of new leadership in the house.

“I’m very excited and I hope dearly that we do have different leadership in the House of Representatives,” Small said. “With a more clear focus, bringing ethics and accountability reform so that we can fight the corruption that holds us back.”

Newly Elected Legislators Look Toward Santa Fe

Nov 9, 2016

Democrats in Southern New Mexico won many state legislature races this Election Day, now they are looking toward Santa Fe.

Jeff Steinborn is moving from the state house of representatives to the state senate, beating incumbent Lee Cotter in Senate District 36. He said he’s looking forward to getting to work in Santa Fe.

New Mexico And Texas Election Results

Nov 8, 2016

New Mexico Results

Election 2016: NPR Live Coverage

Nov 8, 2016

NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time. The NPR Politics team, along with Member station reporters, will be providing live updates in the form of photo, video, commentary and analysis for both national and local contested races.



    Election 2016 - NM House District 53 Rick Little

    Nov 4, 2016

    Election 2016 - NM House District 33 Bill McCamley

    Nov 4, 2016

    NM Secretary Of State Debate

    Nov 3, 2016

    New Mexico Secretary of State Candidates Maggie Toulouse Oliver (D) and Nora Espinoza (R) took part in a debate, sponsored by Congregation Albert in Albuquerque. The event took place on Sunday, October 16, 2016. It airs Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 11am on KRWG-TV.  Special thanks to New Mexico PBS for providing this program.

    Early Voters Cast Over 200,000 Ballots In New Mexico

    Oct 28, 2016

    More than 200,000 New Mexico residents already have cast general election ballots by mail or at early voting centers.

    The New Mexico Secretary of State's Office released on Thursday tallies of votes cast since the start of absentee voting on Oct. 11. The figures show registered Democrats casting 53 percent of the 204,014 ballots so far. Republicans cast 34 percent.

    Voter participation for New Mexico peaked in the 2008 general election at just over 833,000.

    VIDEO: New Mexico 2nd Congressional District Debate

    Oct 27, 2016

    Election coverage brought to you by KRWG-TV and the Las Cruces Sun-News. This debate covers New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District with candidates Republican Steve Pearce and Democrat Merrie Lee Soules.

    New Mexico's Dist. 51 House Race To Be Featured On KRWG-FM Thursday

    Oct 19, 2016

    KRWG's "Voice of the Public" call-in program this Thursday afternoon will feature candidates running for the District 51 seat of The New Mexico House of Representatives in this general election. 

    Incumbent Republican candidate Yvette Herrell and Democratic candidate Denise Lang will be in studio to take calls and discuss the issues facing House District 51 in Otero County and The State of New Mexico.

    Join KRWG for "Voice of The Public" tomorrow on KRWG Public Radio, 89.5fm in Alamogordo and on streaming live at 1 p.m. Thursday.

    Election 2016-NM House District 37

    Oct 16, 2016

    Election 2016 - NM House District 36 Nathan Small

    Oct 16, 2016

    VIDEO: Michelle Obama Speaks About Trump Tape At Clinton Event

    Oct 13, 2016

    Las Cruces-Area Candidate Forums On Tap

    Oct 13, 2016

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    Tuesday, October 25

    Time: 6:30 p.m.

    Location: Temple Beth-El
    3980 Sonoma Springs Ave, Las Cruces, NM

    NM Senator Lee Cotter Discusses 2016 Election

    Oct 13, 2016
    Senator Lee Cotter

    On November 8th, voters in New Mexico Senate District 36 will choose between incumbent Republican Senator Lee Cotter, and challenger Democrat Jeff Steinborn. Samantha Sonner spoke with Lee Cotter about New Mexico’s recent special session and the effect the issues will have on the upcoming election.

    Mary Hotvedt

    Democratic Candidate for the Dist. 38 seat in the NM House of Representatives, Mary Hotvedt shares why she is seeking office. Hotvedt is running against Republican Candidate Rebecca Dow for the seat. Dow declined to be interviewed by KRWG. 

    Pearce, Soules Meet In First Debate

    Oct 11, 2016

    The candidates for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District met in the first of two debates in Southern New Mexico. Samantha Sonner has more on the debate sponsored by the New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens.

    Republican Representative Steve Pearce and Democratic Challenger Merrie Lee Soules faced off on many issues including Veteran’s Issues, taxes, and the environment among others.

    One of the biggest issues in 2016 is immigration reform; Rep. Steve Pearce says reform starts with border security.

    Issues & Answers: The Media and the Election

    Oct 6, 2016

      Fred Martino hosts a discussion of media coverage of the 2016 election. The panel includes Walt Rubel of the Las Cruces Sun News, Lauren Villagran of the Albuquerque Journal, NMSU Journalism Professor Nick Miller, and NMSU Government Professor Dr. Christina Medina answering questions from the studio    

    Election 2016 Forum - NM House District 39

    Oct 6, 2016

    Election 2016 Forum - NM House District 39


    Election 2016 - NM House District 35 Angelica Rubio

    Oct 6, 2016

    Election 2016 - NM House District 35 Angelica Rubio


    Economic Anxiety Quiz

    Oct 5, 2016

    USA Today: Trump is "unfit for the Presidency"

    Sep 29, 2016

    USA Today normally does not tell voters how to choose a President. But Donald Trump changed that.

    Panel Makes New Mexico Judicial Recommendations For Election 2016

    Sep 28, 2016

    Commentary: The New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission (NMJPEC) today recommended retaining one New Mexico Supreme Court justice and three New Mexico Court of Appeals judges standing for retention in the 2016 general election. To remain on the bench, these judges must receive at least 57 percent voter approval under state law.

       NMJPEC issued "retain" evaluations for Supreme Court Justice Barbara J. Vigil and Court of Appeals Judges Tim L. Garcia, Jonathan B. Sutin and M. Monica Zamora.

    The First Presidential Debate

    Sep 26, 2016


    Election coverage brought to you by KRWG-TV and the League of Women Voters of Greater Las Cruces. This forum covers New Mexico Senate District 38 with candidates Democrat Mary Kay Papen and Republican Charles Wendler.

    Election 2016 Forum - NM Senate District 37

    Sep 21, 2016

    Election coverage brought to you by KRWG-TV and the League of Women Voters of Greater Las Cruces. This forum covers New Mexico Senate District 37 with candidates Democrat Bill Soules and Republican Ceil Levatino.

    New Mexican Election Officials To Reach Out To Eligible Voters

    Sep 20, 2016

    New Mexico election officials say almost a half-million people in the state appear eligible to vote in the upcoming general election but haven't registered.

    The secretary of state's office announced Monday that it's sending postcards to more than 459,000 people inviting them to register by the Oct. 11 deadline.

    The mailing was paid for by a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts and county clerks across the state.


    Maggie Toulouse Oliver Campaign