Report: Herrell projected to unseat Torres Small in New Mexico’s Second Congressional District

Late Tuesday night, KOB 4 protected Republican Yvette Herrell to unseat first-term Democrat Rep. Xochitl Torres Small in New Mexico’s Second Congressional District, returning the southern New Mexico district back to Republican control.

In 2018, news outlets projected Herrell the winner late in the night until thousands of absentee ballots mysteriously appeared in Doña Ana County, swinging the election to Torres Small.

Piñon Post has yet to project the race, although by 11:36 p.m., Herrell leads Torres Small by 54% to 46%, with Herrell at 140,808 and Torres Small at 119,784. 

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver has stopped the counting of absentee ballots at 11:00 p.m., however, it is unclear if mysterious ballots will once again appear in the district to swing the election to Torres Small once again.

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