Vote recounts uphold original results in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Recounts in three New Mexico legislative races have been completed without overturning the original results.

The New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office on Friday announced victories by incumbent Democratic Sen. John Sapien of Corrales, GOP Rep. David Adkins of Albuquerque and Democratic challenger Daymon Ely of Corralles.

Ely defeated Republican Rep. Paul Pacheco by 105 votes. Adkins won the recount by just nine votes against Ronnie Martinez. Sapien won by 190 votes over Diego Esponiza. The recount results are awaiting final certification.

Democrats won control of the Legislature by overtaking the GOP in the House of Representatives and defending a Senate majority. Democrats will outnumber Republicans 26-16 in the Senate and 38-32 in the House of Representatives. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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