Every vote counts — ask city councilman

Does your vote really matter? It can. The New York Times in 2005 reported the median margin of victory in Congressional elections is 22 percent. That’s what economists Casey Mulligan and Charles Hunter found when they analyzed more than 56,000 Congressional elections dating to 1898. The economists also took a look at more than 40,000 […]

Sole incumbent victor wins by one vote

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Thomas Garcia It appears Jimmy Sandoval won’t have to play another game of cards. In a municipal election marked by low turnout — ironically, including Sandoval’s opponent —

Absentee voting continues until March 2

QCS staff Absentee voting for the March 6, 2012, regular Municipal Election began on Tuesday and will end on March 2. Voters wishing to vote by Absentee may request an application to vote by absentee by calling the City Clerk’s office a 461-3451 or email at cityclerk@cityoftucumcari.com. The application will be mailed to your address. […]

Three bond issues OK’d

Freedom New Mexico At 1 a.m. Wednesday, voters were approving three of the four bonds created by the 2010 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act with 94 percent of precincts reporting. Bonds A, B and C were passing and Bond D was failing. Bond C will devote more than $5 million in bonds to the […]

Counties wait on capital outlay bill

Thomas Garcia Several area counties are waiting on the signature by Gov. Bill Richardson on Senate Bill 443, which passed with a 65-0 vote Saturday in the House. The bill will reauthorize and extend the time for several of the counties’ existing capital outlay projects, said Sen. Carlos R. Cisneros, D-Questa.Officials in Quay County are […]

Harden returns to state Senate

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico Clint Harden is returning to state Senate in an otherwise slow night for Curry County representation. As of 11:15 p.m., state election totals show Harden winning 67.7 percent of the vote over Eagles Nest teacher Jeff Carr. Vote totals were 7,304-3,482 in favor of Harden. “I’m pleased and satisfied,” […]

Will your vote reflect your mindset

By Nick Le Compte, Tucumcari Soon we will have the privilege to cast our vote for those wishing to lead us in our government. I encourage all to take advantage of this privilege, because as cliche’ as it may sound, your vote does make a difference. More importantly, if you do not vote, then you

More voters are casting early votes

By QCS Staff By late Friday, early and absentee voters totaled 415, said Quay County Clerk Ellen White. Early voting will continue through today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Quay County Courthouse. Only registered Democrats and Republicans are eligible to vote in the primary on Monday. Voters who have declined to state […]

School board OKs raise for superintendent

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Editor The six-figure salary of Tucumcari Schools Superintendent Aaron McKinney inched up a little higher Monday night. The majority of Tucumcari School Board members approved a $4,000 increase, raising McKinney’s salary to $104,000 and extending his contract through the 2009-2010 school year. School board members have said in the past […]

Vote is increasingly out of voters’ hands

PLEO — do you know what this acronym stands for? You’ve heard them mentioned a lot lately by the political speculators. They’re also known as “superdelegates” but that’s not what the Democratic party calls them. They are actually “Party Leaders and Elected Officials” who are not pledged to any candidate. There are other PLEOs who […]