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New Mexico officials confirm statewide election results

SANTA FE — The New Mexico state electoral body confirmed the results of the midterm elections Tuesday by a 3-0 vote, praising the polling officers and poll workers.

The board meeting in the State Capitol Building was the culmination of a once-routine election certification process that has become a flashpoint in some places for those expressing distrust of electoral systems.

The election results were confirmed largely without issue in jurisdictions across the country, although Republican officials in one rural Arizona county have so far refused to do so despite no evidence of counting problems.

Election officials in each of New Mexico’s 33 counties confirmed the results of the Nov. 8 election, in which Democrats retained control of every state elected office and flipped one seat in Congress.

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, including members of the State Acquisition Board, Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Shannon Bacon, certify New Mexico's midterm election results 3-0, amid praise for the Election Administrators and Officials, Tuesday, November 29, 2022, Santa Fe, NM The board meeting at the State Capitol Building was the culmination of a once routine election certification process that has become a flashpoint in some places for those expressing distrust of voting systems.

Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Democratic Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver were both re-elected to four-year terms. You serve on the State Board of Elections along with Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Shannon Bacon.

“I’m really proud of the safety, dedication and professionalism at every polling station,” Lujan Grisham said on Tuesday.

In New Mexico, doubts about the 2020 election have been fueled by a lawsuit from Donald Trump’s campaign and a fake group of voters poised to endorse him. That year, a number of local and extrastate Trump allies hosted forums across the state to spread election conspiracy theories, including former White House strategist Steve Bannon, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and Republican nominee for secretary of state Audrey Trujillo.

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