FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
14 December 2020
Alex Curtas, Director of Communications
New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Announces Results of New Mexico’s Electoral College Vote
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Received New Mexico’s Five Electoral Votes
SANTA FE – Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced the results of New Mexico’s Electoral College vote today after the five officially-designated Democratic electors met and voted at the State Capitol in Santa Fe.
New Mexico’s electors officially cast the state’s five electoral votes for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
“New Mexico’s Presidential Electors upheld their constitutional duty today by casting their votes for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the lawful winners of the 2020 General Election,” said Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver. “Despite the false claims and disinformation still circulating in the public, this election was the most secure in American history and every voter in New Mexico should have confidence in the integrity of their vote. Our democratic institutions are meant to reflect the will of the people and that’s exactly what happened here as the Electoral College met today, despite attempts to silence voter’s voices in the courts and elsewhere. I want to thank the electors who voted today for capping off a successful 2020 General Election, all the election administrators throughout the state who performed their duties with honesty and integrity under extremely difficult circumstances this year, and all of our state and federal partners who helped us run a secure election.”
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris received 501,614 votes in New Mexico during the 2020 General Election, with a total statewide voter turnout of 928,230. President Donald Trump and Mike Pence received 401,894 votes during the 2020 General Election in New Mexico. The official election results were certified by the State Canvassing Board on November 24, 2020 following an independent audit.
The official Electoral College vote certifications from New Mexico will be submitted to the President of the United States Senate and to the Office of the National Archives in Washington DC. On January 6, 2020 Congress shall meet to count the electoral votes of each state.