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Johnson Wraps Campaign At Home

Nov 9, 2016
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Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson wrapped up his campaign at home in New Mexico.

The former two-time New Mexico governor joined sign-waving supporters Tuesday outside the state Capitol in Santa Fe.

Johnson says his campaign with running mate Bill Weld has made a lasting impression by promoting limited government and greater personal liberty. A 5 percent showing at the polls by Johnson could establish public funding for future Libertarian candidates.

Johnson's candidacy strained traditional party loyalties in New Mexico.

New Mexico Chooses Clinton

Nov 9, 2016
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Hillary Clinton won New Mexico's presidential contest to gain five electoral votes.

Voters on Tuesday chose the Democrat over Republican Donald Trump and the state's former governor, Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson.

Clinton prevailed after she and running mate Tim Kaine skipped campaigning in New Mexico and relied on visits from Bill Clinton and a post-primary rally by Bernie Sanders. Registered Democrats far outnumber Republicans in the heavily Hispanic state where Barack Obama won his elections handily.

Polls are not the only place people look to for guidance to Election Day outcomes. Lots of people believe in bellwethers.

The first two things to know about bellwethers is that there's no letter "a" in the word, and bellwethers don't have anything to do with predicting the weather. The name refers to the neutered rams that shepherds use to guide flocks in the right direction. The wether trots along when the shepherd calls, the bell at his neck jangles, and the other sheep come ambling after him.

5 Exit Poll Numbers To Watch On Election Night

Nov 8, 2016

Aside from the cliches that it all comes down to turnout and that the only poll that counts is the one on Election Day, one more truism that talking heads will repeat endlessly Tuesday is that demographics are destiny.

It may make you want to throw a shoe at the TV (or radio), but (as they say) cliches are cliches for a reason. Breaking the electorate into these smaller chunks tells a lot about what people like and dislike about a candidate, not to mention how a rapidly changing electorate is changing the fundamentals of U.S. presidential politics.

New Mexico June 7 Primary Election Info

Jun 6, 2016
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New Mexico's primary election day is this Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Are you ready?