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On February 20, 2017, the New Mexico Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill by a 26-16 margin (Status of SB 42). News article. On March 7, 2017, the House state Government, Indian, and Veteran's Affairs Committee approved the bill on a 5-4 vote, but on March 9, 2017, the House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants and Cultural Affairs" Committee tied 3-3, thereby defeating the bill in New Mexico for the 2017 session.
On February 15, 2017, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the National Popular Vote bill by a 7-4 vote (Status of SB42).
On February 3, 2017, the Senate Rules Committee approved the National Popular Vote bill by a 6-2 vote (Status of SB42).
On February 20, 2009, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill.
On January 2012, the Citizen Panel on the Electoral College and the National Popular Vote Plan created by a resolution of the New Mexico House of Representatives released its final report. The report was authored by Prof. Lonna Rae Atkeson (Director for the Study of Voting, Elections, and Democracy), Kim Proctor, and Jim Noel. View Report
A survey of 800 New Mexico voters conducted on December 16-17, 2008 showed 76% overall support for a national popular vote for President. Support was 84% among Democrats, 64% among Republicans, and 68% among independents. By age, support was 73% among 18-29 year olds, 73% among 30-45 year olds, 78% among 46-65 year olds, and 76% for those older than 65. By gender, support was 84% among women and 66% among men. By race, support was 73% among whites (representing 55% of respondents), 83% among Hispanics (representing 38% of respondents), and 57% among Others (representing 7% of respondents). The survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 1/2%.