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A Perfect Picture of Incompetence

Election Day (subscription):

In Bernalillo County, election workers ran out of paper ballots in two precincts about two hours after polls opened Tuesday morning, and several more precincts were running low on ballots later in the day.

The Day After AKA Day One (subscription):

But the outcome of one of the nastiest campaigns in New Mexico political history won’t be known until Friday, when Bernalillo County Clerk Mary Herrera said she expects to have results from more than 2,698 provisional and 1,058 in-lieu of ballots.

Day Three (Subscription)

Madrid and her supporters may have to wait several more days to learn whether their hunch is right: Bernalillo County Clerk Mary Herrera said late Thursday night that the final tally of the remaining ballots might not come until next week.

Day Four (Subscription)

Each ballot must be checked before it can be tallied. Herrera said that process wouldn’t begin until Monday and is expected to take an additional two or three days.

I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings. Congratulations to all those who elected Mary Herrera to become New Mexico’s next Secretary of State. You must be very proud.