After the polls closed, and the votes were counted, on November 6th, Yvette Herrell, the Republican candidate for Congress in New Mexico’s heavily Republican 2nd district, thought the race was over, and that she had won. Not so fast…About one hour after Herrell gave her acceptance speech, she got a call from the Democrat Secretary of State, Maggie Toulouse Oliver, telling her that they just found 4,000 votes. An hour and a half later, Herrell got another call saying that 4,000 more votes had just been found.
Like so many races across America, Republican candidates who thought they had won their elections, are now finding out that thousands of votes for Democrats weren’t counted on election night.
Yvette Herrell, the declared winner of Tuesday night’s race in a district that President Trump won by 10 points in 2016, appeared on “Justice with Judge Jeanine to explain what happened, and how her Democrat opponent is now being called the winner of the race.
Watch Herrell tell her incredible story here:
KOAT reports – After an additional day of counting ballots, Democrat Xochitl Torres Small was named the winner in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District race.
“We had an unprecedented amount,” Doña Ana County Clerk Amanda Lopez Askin told the network about the ballots.
“We weren’t expecting it, and we frankly didn’t have the people infrastructure in place.”
Only 56 days before the November 6 general election, Democrat López Askin was appointed by members of the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners in New Mexico, to be the next county clerk.
The successful vote to appoint López Askin was along party lines, with Democrats voting for her and Republicans against.
The results have been certified by New Mexico’s secretary of state, the network said.