- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on election results in New Mexico (all times local):

6:00 p.m.

New Mexico Gov. Susan Susana Martinez is calling Donald Trump’s election victory a testament to frustrations with Washington and the federal government.

The second-term Republican governor congratulated the president-elect Wednesday in a statement and downplayed the Democratic takeover of New Mexico’s state House of Representatives.

Martinez says a lot of House districts were swayed by a few hundred votes or less and that she was able to get things done previously with a Democrat-dominated Legislature. Martinez says she is in contact with the Democratic House floor leader Brian Egolf so that they can work together.

The nation’s only Latina governor is calling Trump a better choice than Hillary Clinton, while acknowledging that she took issue with the New York businessman’s rhetoric on the campaign trail.


9:50 a.m.

Democrats have extended majority control across the New Mexico Legislature and won back the state’s third-highest statewide elected office that oversees elections and campaign finances.

The election results erased many local political gains by Republicans in recent years, even taking into consideration possible recounts in several close legislative races.

Leading House Democrats aspire to revive the state economy and invest in early childhood education. What happens next depends on cooperation from Republican Gov. Susana Martinez in her final two years in office, and the whims of an economy that is heavily dependent on volatile energy markets.

Close finishes in three legislative races were likely to trigger automatic recounts. In one tight race, incumbent GOP Rep. Paul Pacheco trails his Democratic challenger. Voters have elected a Republican state Supreme Court justice.

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