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Tue Feb 28, 2017, 07:42 AM

Open primary bill moves forward in Senate

SANTA FE – A proposal to open New Mexico’s primary elections to independent voters survived – just barely – its first challenge in the state Senate.

The bill made it out of the Senate Rules Committee on Monday without a recommendation and now heads to the Judiciary Committee, potentially its last stop before reaching the Senate floor.

But that was only after a motion to recommend passage of the bill failed on a tie vote.

A similar proposal, meanwhile, is also advancing through the House, though it has not yet reached the floor.

Read more: https://www.abqjournal.com/958664/open-primary-bill-moves-forward-in-senate.html

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