New Mexico will certify election results, recount 3 races

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The number of registered voters in New Mexico has climbed to almost 1,290,000 in anticipation of the general election on Nov. 8.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – The New Mexico State Canvassing Board is certifying election results that return control of the state Legislature to Democrats, award electoral college votes to Hillary Clinton and provide Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson with his strongest showing in any state.

Board members including Republican Gov. Susana Martinez will meet Tuesday to confirm election results and initiate mandatory recounts in three state legislative races where the margin of victory was less than 1 percent.

If results remain unchanged, Democrats would outnumber Republicans 26-16 in the Senate and 38-32 in the House.

In one tight race, GOP Rep. David Adkins leads by a 10-vote margin in a west-Albuquerque House district.

Clinton soundly won New Mexico, while Johnson earned over 9 percent of the vote.

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