2018 Election

Check out all of KUNM's 2018 election coverage below. 

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Her party recaptured the House Tuesday and Pelosi plans to seek another term as speaker of the House. But Democrats will need to bridge the demands of progressives and moderates.

 

President Trump Speaks Post-Midterms

Nov 7, 2018
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The president reacts after Tuesday's Democratic wave in the House and Republican gains in the Senate. Live at 9:30am. 

 

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Democratic candidate for governor Michelle Lujan Grisham trounced Steve Pearce, winning the seat by almost a hundred thousand votes.

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Election night saw gains for New Mexico Democrats. Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham won the governorship by a healthy margin, outpacing opponent Steve Pearce by almost 14 percentage points. Despite deep ideological divisions between the major political parties, Lujan Grisham talked unity.

Voters Remain Concerned About Divisiveness

Nov 7, 2018
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Many Democrats here were overjoyed by this election’s blue wave in New Mexico, but lots of people are still concerned about how divided the nation is.

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Libertarians in New Mexico didn’t do so well this election. None of the five candidates running for office here won their races.

But Senate candidate Gary Johnson is still optimistic.

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Follow live results from key House, Senate, and Governors races across the country in the 2018 midterm election. We also have New Mexico election results, and NPR's live blog with the latest election results from around the country.

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NPR Midterm Election Live Blog

Nov 6, 2018
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Follow live coverage of the 2018 midterm elections, including results and analysis. Get caught up on the latest news. We also have New Mexico election results, and U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and Governor races

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Live New Mexico Election Results From NPR

Nov 6, 2018
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Get the latest on New Mexico's ballot measures and races for governor, Senate and House. We also have NPR's live blog with latest election results from around the country and U.S. House, U.S. Senate and Governor race updates. 

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Voters on Tuesday should expect to vote without being hassled, and to be treated courteously. You can push back if your experience is any different, or if anyone stands between you and your ballot.

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Getting behavioral health care in New Mexico has never been easy. The system that cares for people with things like mental illness, addiction, and developmental disabilities is still recovering from a shakeup a few years ago, and our new governor will have to continue picking up the pieces.

KUNM visited several service providers to hear what the next administration can do to ensure people get the help they need.

Need Help Getting To The Polls On Election Day?

Nov 2, 2018
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Are you trying to figure out how to get to the polls on Tuesday?

Some ride-sharing companies, cities and local political parties are offering free or discounted rides to polling stations on Election Day.

Marisa Demarco / KUNM

Jonathan Sakura looked at the spot where his car was parked outside his home a couple nights ago when someone smashed the rear window and grabbed his girlfriend’s bag. "It’s a bummer. It’s violating," he said. "You know, this is our property. This is our stuff. And somebody taking something that doesn’t belong to them— it’s kinda disheartening, and morale drops a little bit."

May Ortega | KUNM

 

Immigration is one of this election’s biggest issues.

Tammy WilkersonHill-Fisher teaches English as a second language with the Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque, and that's definitely one of her biggest political drivers.

Let's Talk Voices Behind The Vote 2018

Oct 31, 2018
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Let's Talk New Mexico 11/1 8a: The 2018 mid-term election is just days away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. New Mexico voters will choose our next governor and candidates for U.S. Senate, Congress, and the state Legislature among other offices. What's driving you to the polls this year? What are the issues that you care most about this election? Are you hopeful and excited about the candidates? Or do partisan divisions and nasty campaign ads sour you on the democratic process? Maybe you can't vote, but you'd like to. Or maybe you are choosing not to vote. We'd like to hear from you. Email LetsTalk@kunm.org or call in live during the show. 

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