Freedom New Mexico To get through its current crisis, the United Kingdom needs another Iron Lady. That’s the derogatory term bestowed by her opponents upon Margaret Thatcher, the Conservative Party’s prime minister from 1979-90. But the moniker later was adopted by supporters when they admired Thatcher’s getting the country through the major crises of the […]
Freedom New Mexico Liberty died a little on Sunday. The government gained a little more control over our most personal decisions, about our health, about our very lives, on the promise that some taxpayers will subsidize health insurance — which every American will be required to buy, an unprecedented mandate — for other Americans. What […]
Group strives to inform voters I am president of the High Plains Patriots, a non-partisan group whose purpose is to ensure American voters are informed and educated on political issues. Twice last month, we had this opportunity. First, was the town hall meeting with U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., and approximately 450 people attended on […]
CNJ staff Muleshoe voted against selling alcohol within city limits on Saturday. Voters defeated the citywide proposal 543 to 414 for in an election that generated a high number of voters. A tax increase proposal for hospitals also failed, 545 to 383.
By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican While the Legislature routinely rejects Republican efforts to require New Mexico voters to show identification when casting ballots, a newly-released non-partisan poll indicates voters would approve the idea by a landslide. The poll was conducted in November by Research & Polling Inc., an Albuquerque firm, as part of a […]
CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Jill Whitehead, center, passes out absentee ballot to board members Monday, to verify that the ballots meet New Mexico qualifications. According to Beni Dampier, Curry County election coordinator, more people cast early votes this year than in 2004. CNJ Staff As the polls open today, officials said about 40 percent […]
By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Bailey County voters will decide Tuesday on a proposal that proponents say will generate revenue for the county but opponents say could lead to increased alcohol-related arrests and promote underage drinking. A proposal to allow packaged sale of liquor, beer and wine will be listed in the general election […]
CNJ staff Election officials in Paramour and Bailey counties said they are seeing a significant increase in early voting. Early voting in Parmer County has increased about a 50 percent increase, according to Deputy Clerk Gerri Bowers. More than 300 voters so far have taken advantage of early voting, she said Tuesday. In Bailey County, […]
Freedom New Mexico Thousands of votes will be cast in eastern New Mexico before Election Day in less than two weeks. More than 20 percent of Clovis voters cast ballots early in the municipal election in March and, through Saturday, more than 1,200 from Curry County have already voted this time. Early voting, which began […]
By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer About 2,100 residents are registered to vote for the first time in Curry County in the Nov. 4 election, according to election officials. Curry County Election Manager Coni Jo Lyman said younger voters make up a majority of new voters. She credits part of the increased participation of younger […]
By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist The mailbox is flooded. Either I’m not paying my bills, or it’s election season. Don’t worry, Columbia House. I am paying my bills — after I discuss the biannual junk mail vote drive. Those who didn’t mail me anything aren’t mentioned. Those who did don’t get a chance to respond […]
U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., will host a townhall with undecided voters today from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 218 North Sycamore Street. New Mexico for Barack Obama is hosting a roundtable discussion with veterans at 5 p.m. today at Hastings.
Freedom New Mexico The Republicans want to give tax credits to individuals and families who choose to purchase health-care coverage. The Democrats want to force most business owners to provide health-care coverage to their employees. So yes, there is a clear difference between the Democrats and the Republicans on this issue, just as there are […]
By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Do voters actually believe it when candidates promise them health, happiness, vacations, clean air and all those other goodies while also demanding they stop being selfish, stop joining special interest groups and dedicate themselves only to the public good? I doubt it very much. This sort of pitch […]
Freedom New Mexico With national election campaigns shifting into high gear, one subject voters aren’t hearing much about is trade. With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the domestic economy on the front burners, international trade is shunted aside, to be trotted out when a candidate needs to score points by pointing out how […]
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Freedom New Mexico As the Democratic candidates duke it out in what is becoming a surprisingly long and bitter nomination process, Republican nominee John McCain should be shoring up his base and expanding his appeal in preparation for the general election. But perhaps the McCain campaign and many of his supporters are putting too much […]
CNJ staff A combination of races resulted in Clovis’ highest voter turnout in six years. A total of 5,303 voters took part in Tuesday’s city election, 33.6 percent of the 15,764 total registered voters. City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon said the mayor’s race, won by Gayla Brumfield, combined with four city commission races and a successful […]
Remember the first time you voted? Frank Dalton does. “I don’t remember what was on the ballot, but I think it was more local issues,” he wrote in an e-mail. “I was awed that my name was listed on the voters roll. “I know it didn’t take long to make my selections, and pull the […]
By Kevin Wilson: FNNM Columnist It was only a few months ago pundits left and right were calling the Hillary Clinton campaign a runaway train. With Clinton and Barack Obama in a close race for the Democratic nomination, it looks as if those predictions may be wrong. Likewise, you can take a grain of salt […]