Primary 2020

Unofficial results in Taos County primary available June 3

Large number of absentee ballots delay final tally

– Staff
Posted 6/2/20

Update: Tuesday (June 3) 5:30 a.m.  New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said six counties, including Taos, still have final vote counts pending. The delays in counts across the state came becuse of the large nunber of absentee ballots.

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Primary 2020

Unofficial results in Taos County primary available June 3

Large number of absentee ballots delay final tally

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Update: Tuesday (June 3) 5:30 a.m.  New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said six counties, including Taos, still have final vote counts pending. The delays in counts across the state came becuse of the large nunber of absentee ballots.

"Pursuant to state law, counties protect and ensure chain of custody for any ballots still to be counted," said Toulouse Oliver in a statement. "Any county with ballots still to be counted for the 2020 Primary Election have until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3 to finish, with a district court order being required to extend that deadline. "

In some of the highly anticipated races that also include voters in Colfax and Union Counties, Marcus Montoya is currently ahead of Paul Sanchez in the race for Eighth Judicial District Attorney. Montoya leads 2,932 to Sanchez' 2,103.

For Eighth Judicial District Court Judge, Division 2, which serves Taos, Colfax and Union counties, Steven Romero is currently in the lead over incumbent Melissa Kennelly and two other contenders. 

Update: 10:50 p.m. It will be a long night of nail-biting for candidates. With early and all but one of 12 polling sites reporting, some of the Taos County races are tight.  But with about 6,500 absentee ballots still to count, Taos County clerk Anna Martinez said the unofficial tally won't be ready until sometime before dawn on Wednesday morning (June 3). 

At 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, here were the results so far, with 15 ballots pending from Ojo Caliente.

Taos County Commission Total w/o absentee
District 3  
Andrew Chavez 114
Mark Flores 238
Darlene Vigil 199
   
District 4  
AnJanette Brush 187
William Cordova 154
Nicklos Jaramillo 171
Johnny Rodelo 100
   
Taos County Clerk  
Dolores Lujan 1431
Valerie Rael Montoya 1361
   
Treasurer - Paula Santistevan 2151
   
Taos Magistrate  
Sara Blankenhorn 987
Edwardo Martinez 1447
Charlene-Tsoodle Marcus 337
   
Eighth Judicial Dist. DA  
Marcus Montoya 1690
Paul Sanchez 1048
   
Eighth Judicial Dist Judge  
Betsy Musselman 759
Melissa Kennelly 734
Steven Romero 895
Anthony Ayala 365
   
N.M. Rep. D42  
Mark Gallegos (D) 1365
Kristina Ortez (D) 1134
   
Linda Calhoun (R) 235
Paul Anthony Martinez (R) 229
   
N.M. Sen. Dist 6  
Bobby Gonzales 2204
   
N.M. Sen. Dist 8  
Pete Campos (D) 67
Connie J. Trujillo (D) 76
   
Melissa Fryzel (R) 32
   
U.S. Senate  
Ben Ray Lujan (D) 2435
Bob Walsh (L) 14
Elisa Maria Martinez (R) 195
Mark V. Ronchetti (R) 263
Gavin S. Clarkson (R) 63
   
   
U.S. House Dist 3  
John Blair (D) 51
Teresa Leger Fernandez (D) 891
Laura Montoya (D) 226
Valerie Plame (D) 502
Joseph Sanchez (D) 804
Marco Serna (D) 200
Kyle Tisdale (D) 136
   
Karen Bedonie (R) 106
Alexis Johnson (R) 109
Harry Montoya (R) 263
Angela Gale Morales (R)  
   
Public Education Commission  
Leanne Christine Salazar  
Steven J. Carrillo  
William Luther Humbert  
   
Eight Judicial District Judge d3
 
Jeff Shannon 2264

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