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New Mexico expands early voting locations across the state

Added 10-17-20 02:03:02am EST - “More voting locations are opening across New Mexico as the state expands early balloting in the lead-up to Election Day on Nov. 3.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “New Mexico expands early voting locations across the state ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - More voting locations are opening across New Mexico as the state expands early balloting in the lead-up to Election Day on Nov. 3.

Scores of voting convenience centers were scheduled to open Saturday amid a surge in early in-person and remote absentee balloting. Those centers accept voters from across their home county without regard to traditional precinct assignments.

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More than 180,000 ballots have been cast statewide, according to the Secretary of State’s office. As of Friday, Democrats accounted for nearly 55% of the tally, with a strong tendency toward voting by absentee ballot.

President Donald Trump is getting a second chance to win New Mexico after losing the state in 2016 to Hillary Clinton by 8 percentage points. Other closely watched races include a rematch in the 2nd Congressional District race as former state lawmaker Yvette Herrell of Alamogordo challenges U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small.

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