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State to certify election results

The Associated Press
November 27, 2018 08:06 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico is certifying election results that give Democrats unfettered control of every statewide office and the state's five-member delegation to Capitol Hill.

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The State Canvassing Board was prepared to meet Tuesday morning to confirm election results in all but a handful of state legislative races.

The state governor, secretary of state and chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court compose the board.

Results in three state House races are close enough to trigger automatic recounts. If current results are upheld, Democrats would hold a 46-24 majority next year.

Democrats have seized control from Republicans of the New Mexico governor's office and a southern congressional district. Democratic water attorney Xochitl Torres Small will succeed U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, while Democratic Michelle Lujan Grisham will succeed termed-out Gov. Susana Martinez.

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