Newsletter: June 2020 Recap

The turnout of the 2020 New Mexico primary elections was historic and hit 42% at last count - the highest primary turnout in at least 20 years.

While greater voter participation is the highlight of this month's election, the results were disappointing to those (including ourselves) who were hoping to see more conservative leaning Democrats survive very well-funded, dark money attacks by out-of-state, progressive organizations.

Unfortunately, the progressive push was largely successful. After carefully studying the results (and implications) we compiled a post mortem report called 2020 Primary Post Mortem Analysis: How Progressive Dark Money Groups Continue to Win in New Mexico.Click here to download. [Note that the report is available only for registered members of our website, which is free to join.]

Hispanos Unidos made a lot of direct voter contacts (including thousands of phone calls) over the last few months encouraging voters to participate in the 2020 primary elections. But that was the just the beginning. Now, with less than five months to go until Election Day, we continue to ramp up our voter engagement efforts across New Mexico.

Our focus has been and will continue to be direct voter contact in key races throughout the state. If you or others you know want to join our fight for a better New Mexico please sign up on our website. The 2020 election will be pivotal to the future of our great state.

Victor Contreras
Chairman, Hispanos Unidos

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The 2020 primary election in New Mexico saw a big boost in voter turnout, but it also saw the defeat of a key coalition of conservative Democratic senators that have held the line in stopping or limiting the progressive agenda in Santa Fe. We put together an analysis of what happened as well as the key takeaways, called 2020 Primary Post Mortem Analysis: How Progressive Dark Money Groups Continue to Win in New Mexico. Click here to download. [Note that the report is available only for registered members of our website, which is free to join.]

The special session ended yesterday, marred with partisan backroom deals and general chaos. The Roundhouse was supposed to meet to fix the urgent need of the state, with focus on a bloated budget that was the reason for the special session in the first place. But the politicians in control of the session, which was completely closed to the public physically, decided it was worth spending time on partisan legislation beyond the scope of the budget.

We are working on a special session recap with all the relevant legislation and political movidas that occurred over the last few days. Stay tuned.

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