Recounts ordered in 2 NM legislative primary races

June 27, 2012 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Canvassing Board ordered recounts Tuesday in two primary election races for state Senate in which the leading candidates held nine-vote margins.

The board directed counties to start the recounts July 5, and the board will meet again July 9 to certify the winners.

State law requires automatic recounts when the difference between the top two candidates is less than 0.5 percent.

One of the recounts is for the Republican nomination in southeastern New Mexico’s Senate District 32. Chaves County farmer Cliff Pirtle had 1,018 votes, followed Login to read more

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