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.
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.
December 9, 2000 |
Republicans decided Friday against seeking a recount in New Mexico, where Democrat Al Gore was declared the winner in the presidential race by a 366-vote margin. State GOP Chairman John Dendahl said a recount would be "divisive and time consuming." Democrats in the state had been prepared to file for recounts of their own--but only if Republicans asked for them first. Recounts can be requested for specific precincts, rather than a statewide recount.