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Posted by John Opdycke on October 07, 2014 at 12:00 PM

New Mexico Governor Favors Widened Voter Eligibility in Primaries

Contradicting the chairman of the state Republican Party, Gov. Susana Martinez said in August that she would support a Democratic plan allowing voters without a party affiliation to cast ballots in New Mexico primary elections.  Gov. Martinez told the Albuquerque Journal she supports the idea because it is important for all voters to be allowed to participate in primaries, and added, “Just because they don’t see themselves as completely Republican or completely a Democrat doesn’t mean that they don’t have candidates that they want to vote for, but because they haven’t declared a party aren’t able to vote at all,”

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