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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Photo: Rick Wood Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama greets supporters gathered Tuesday at the Kohl Center on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. By David Espo: The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama powered past Hillary Rodham Clinton in the race for Democratic convention delegates Tuesday on a night of triumph sweetened […]

High turnout expected for city election

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis City Clerk Leighann Melancon believes a combination of contested commissioner and mayoral races and a petition for Sunday alcohol sales will draw more voters to polling places in the March 4 municipal election compared to recent years. “Unless there was a question or something else that affected them, […]

Clinton, Obama await NM caucus tally, Dem officials under fire

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Democrats are preparing to examine about 17,000 provisional ballots that will determine a winner in New Mexico’s tightly contested presidential caucus, as party officials come under sharp criticism for how they managed the troubled election. Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson says he’s “deeply disturbed” by problems and long lines at caucus […]

School bond overwhelmingly passes

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CNj staff photo: Tony Bullocks Trudy Cole casts her vote in the Clovis Municipal Schools bond election Tuesday at Mesa Elementary School. The $12-million general obligation bond was approved by 84 percent of the voters. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Voters overwhelming approved a $12 million general obligation bond for four years during Tuesday’s […]

Good day to vote

Clovis Municipal Schools voters go to the polls today to decide on a recurring $12 million general obligation bond to fund maintenance and improvements to school buildings and grounds for the next four years. Voters in 2000 and 2004 approved the GO bonds by a 4-to-1 margin. • • • Journalism lost a good friend […]

Bilingual services offered for voters

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Bilingual services are available for voters in the March 4 Curry and Roosevelt county elections. Spanish-language voters will have the aid of bilingual precinct workers and an translating device at each of the precincts. Called AutoMARK, the device has an audible and visual translation of the ballot for voters, […]

Economic policies make Republican race tough to call

By Freedom New Mexico Republican voters are having a hard time settling on presidential candidates, now that the party has three separate winners after its first three major primaries. In Michigan on Tuesday, Republican Mitt Romney salvaged his political campaign, which had been withering following losses in New Hampshire and Iowa. Arizona Sen. John McCain […]

Romney wins Michigan GOP primary

By Liz Sidoti and Glen Johnson: The Associated Press DETROIT — Mitt Romney scored his first major primary victory Tuesday in his native Michigan, a win he desperately needed to give his weakened candidacy new life and set the stage for a wide-open Republican showdown in South Carolina in just four days. Romney was the […]

Michigan legal complaint unfounded

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico There are times in our political process where legal recourse is needed. Now is not that time; Michigan is not that place. On Tuesday, the state featured a competitive Republican primary, with Mitt Romney winning with support from both Republican and Democratic voters. Why did Democrats vote for Romney? […]

Web voters: No to Sunday alcohol sales

Sixty-three percent of voters in last week’s Clovis News Journal Web poll said they are opposed to Sunday alcohol sales at Clovis restaurants. Most of those votes were cast Saturday night. About 5 p.m. Saturday, the score was 36-9 in favor of Sunday alcohol sales. The final score was 63-37 opposed. The real election is […]

Candidates have yet to touch on many topics

By Freedom New Mexico This is the first time since 1928 there has been no incumbent president or vice president running in either party’s primaries. That has made for a fairly wide-open race, with no clear favorite — or at least with all the reputed favorites having to weather serious doubts and challenges. Several candidates […]

Sunday alcohol sales to appear on ballot

Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers A local group’s petition will allow Clovis voters to decide in the March 4 municipal election if they want alcohol sales on Sundays in Clovis restaurants. While some city officials think Sunday alcohol sales would be good for the city, others say they will leave it to the voters to decide […]

Deadline to submit petition for alcohol sales draws near

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MCT photo: Bill Hogan Committee for Clovis Progress spokesperson Robin Howe said his group has collected about 2,000 signatures from patrons who want the issue of Sunday alcohol sales on the next election ballot. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The deadline to submit a petition proposing Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants and bars is […]

Alcohol sales petition sports half total signatures needed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Petitioners have collected about half the signatures required to put a proposal on the March municipal election ballot to allow Sunday alcohol sales, according to organizers. Committee for Clovis Progress spokesman Robin Howe said Monday about 1,200 signatures have been collected, but only about 350 are qualified signatures. Howe […]

My candidate is better than yours

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Primaries are coming up pretty soon, and I think it’s time I let you down gently. Voters just aren’t going to back your candidate, and I think it’s time you came on board with me and my candidate. I know you’ll defend your candidate with all you are, but […]

Voting by mail gets my full support

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In counties across New Mexico, voters had an opportunity Tuesday to decide important issues like school bonds. In the years since the disputed 2000 presidential election, voters have shown trepidation about whether their vote will count. The government’s response is the Help America Vote Act, which has mandated counties […]

ENMU spikers tabbed for 13th

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team was chosen for last place this season in the Lone Star Conference’s new 13-team, one-conference format. Voters in the preseason poll included LSC head coaches and sports information directors, plus members of the media. West Texas A&M, which went 10-0 in the South Division […]

France headed in new direction regardless of vote

By Freedom Newspapers Conventional wisdom holds that in the first round of presidential elections, French voters vote with their hearts and typically winnow the field of candidates to the two highest vote-getters. This often swells the vote counts for fringe candidates and explains the odd outcome in 2002, when perennial anti-immigrant fringe candidate Jean-Marie Le […]

Guthals, Brumfield capture CCC seats

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Lois Thomas, left, holds ballots while Glinda Roberts inserts ballots into the reader at the Curry County Courthouse. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Clovis Realtor and a business owner snagged seats on the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees Tuesday in a narrow race that captured more than […]

Curry County school board election results

By CNJ staff What: Curry County school board and bond elections When: Tuesday Who: The elected serve four-year terms, commencing March 1. Editor’s note: Results are unofficial until canvassed by Curry County. Clovis District 3 —Lora Harlan, 6 District 4 —Mark Lansford, 16 District 5 —Terry Martin, 9 Grady Position 1 —Cooper R. Glover, 60 […]