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Primary election results certified

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SANTA FE – Official election returns show that only one in five eligible voters cast ballots in New Mexico’s primary election.

The state Canvassing Board on Tuesday certified statewide election returns from June 3 primary contests.

About 202,700 voters participated in the Democratic and Republican primaries for a turnout rate of 20 percent.

That’s down from about 258,600 voters or 28 percent turnout in 2010.

In the Democratic primary, about 22 percent of registered voters cast ballots – down from 24 percent in 2010.

About 18 percent of eligible Republicans voted compared with 34 percent four years when the party had a hotly contested gubernatorial primary race.

Democratic Rep. Mary Helen Garcia of Las Cruces filed a lawsuit Monday contesting returns in Dona Ana County that showed her losing by 16 votes.

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