November 12, 2000 |
While Florida election officials carried out a contested recount of ballots from Tuesday's presidential race, here in a drafty warehouse patrolled by sheriff's deputies, officials continued the struggle to count--for the first time--ballots cast in Bernalillo County. The county has one-third of New Mexico's registered voters, and its election effort has been plagued by computer-programming blunders and a series of missteps.
October 18, 2000 |
A top election official in New Mexico charged Republican Party activists Tuesday with trying to intimidate voters in this highly contested state after a flier offering a $20,000 reward to those reporting voter fraud was leaked to her office. Republican leaders said they had considered, but later decided against, offering the reward as part of an effort to fight potential voter fraud in predominantly Democratic counties, most of them in rural areas.
November 8, 1990 |
It was like father, like son, for a Udall, a Taft and a Mondale. But a Chafee, a Chiles and a Mosbacher found that a famous last name is no guarantee of election. A bumper crop of political offspring ran Tuesday. In Minnesota. Ted Mondale, son of Walter F. Mondale, ousted Republican state Sen. Phyllis McQuaid in his first bid for office. Hubert H. Humphrey III won a third term as that state's attorney general.
October 4, 1989 |
Maynard Jackson, the first black mayor of Atlanta, easily regained his old job Tuesday, while voters in Cleveland forced a November runoff between two black mayoral candidates. In addition, a runoff will be needed in Mississippi to fill an open House seat.
November 9, 1988
George Bush captured New Mexico's five electoral votes and freshman Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman, whom Republicans had been calling vulnerable for the past two years, easily won reelection. In the presidential race, Bush was taking 53% of the vote to 47% for Michael S. Dukakis. Bingaman, with 63% of the vote, defeated state Sen. Bill Valentine of Albuquerque, who had 37%. Bingaman, 45, who ousted Republican first-term Sen.