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New Mexico Bill to Restore Straight-Ticket Device Advances

Published on February 22, 2013, by in General.

On February 20, the New Mexico Senate Rules Committee passed SB 276, the bill to restore a straight-ticket device to New Mexico ballots. The vote was 6-4, with all Democrats voting “yes” and all Republicans voting “no.” If this bill passes the legislature, it seems somewhat likely that the state’s Republican Governor will veto the bill.

The bill says that only parties with more than a single statewide nominee on the ballot would have a straight-ticket device. In practice, given New Mexico’s severe ballot access laws for office other than President, this would mean that if the bill were enacted, most of the time only the Democratic and Republican Parties would have a straight-ticket device.

One Response

  1. Demo Rep

    In what 1,000 year time period will 5 of 9 SCOTUS genius folks detect —

    1. Each election is NEW and has ZERO to do with any prior event in the Universe – except the actual voters in a given area at the last election.

    2. The *equal* in 14th Amdt, Sec. 1 applied to 1.

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