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Yvette Herrell refuses to concede 2nd Congressional District race

Yvette Herrell refuses to concede 2nd Congressional District race

Joshua Panas
November 11, 2018 08:29 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Yvette Herrell, the Republican running for 2nd Congressional District seat in New Mexico, said she is not conceding the race, despite the secretary of state declaring Xochitl Torres Small the victor. 

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In an interview on Fox News, Herrell told Judge Jeanine Pirro that after multiple media outlets called the race for her on Election Night, the secretary of state's office called her and said, "they had magically found 4,000 ballots that had not been counted."

Herrell said, about an hour later, the secretary state's office called again and said they found another 4,000 ballots. 

As KOB previously reported, Dona Ana County had about 8,000 ballots that were either not counted or posted on Election night. The majority of those votes broke in Torres Small's favor and she was declared the winner of the race.

Herrell told Judge Pirro that she wants to look into the voting process further, but she wasn't specific about what action she or her campaign would take. 

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