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New Mexico
New Mexico
Date of statehood:
6 January 1912
Capital: Santa Fe
Population: 2,085,538 (2012 est)
Number of US Representatives: 3
Number of Electoral votes: 5
State Legislature
 State Senate size
 State House size
State officials
 US Senators

 Susana Martinez
 Martin Heinrich
 Tom Udall
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In national politics, New Mexico has given its electoral votes to all but two Presidential election winners since statehood. In these exceptions, New Mexicans supported Republican President Gerald Ford over Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter in 1976, and Democratic Vice President Al Gore over Texas Governor George W. Bush (by just 366 popular votes) in 2000. No presidential candidate has won an absolute majority in New Mexico since George H. W. Bush in 1988, and no Democrat has done so since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. In the last four elections, New Mexico supported Democrats in 1992, 1996, and 2000. New Mexico was one of only two states to support Al Gore in 2000 and George Bush in 2004 (the other state was Iowa). In 2004, George W. Bush narrowly won the state's electoral votes by a margin of 0.8 percentage points with 49.8% of the vote. Democrat John Kerry won in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, two northwestern Indian counties, and by large margins in the six predominantly Hispano/Spanish counties of Northern New Mexico (Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, Taos, Mora, San Miguel, and Guadalupe).

Major political parties in New Mexico include the Democratic and Republican Parties; minor qualified parties include the Green Party of New Mexico, the Constitution Party, and Libertarian Party.

2006 Elections[]

New Mexico has the following elections happening in 2006.

New Mexico 2006 Elections

Primary (June 6) - General (Nov 7)

US Senate | US House | State Executives | State House | Local elections

See also[]


New Mexico

Counties: Bernalillo, Catron, Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Dona Ana, Eddy, Grant, Guadalupe, Harding, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Los Alamos, Luna, McKinnley, Mora, Otero, Quay, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, Sandoval, San Juan, San Miguel, Sante Fe, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, Union, Valencia

Major Cities: Albuqerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Santa Fe