SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Bill Richardson is predicting that Democrat Barack Obama will narrowly carry New Mexico in the presidential election.
Richardson made the comments Wednesday after voting at the Santa Fe County courthouse. The Democratic governor said it was the first time he had voted early rather than casting his ballot on Election Day.
Richardson is urging New Mexicans to vote early to avoid potential lines at polling places next Tuesday. Early voting in person at clerk's offices and at other locations continues through Saturday.