New Mexico Lieutenant Governor Primary Election Results

Republican Primary


Ant Thornton wins the Republican primary.

Race called by The Associated Press.

Updated June 8, 2022
>95% reported
Candidate Votes Pct.
Ant Thornton
64,248 +59.7% 59.7%
Peggy Muller-Aragon
43,345 +40.3% 40.3
Total reported

Results by county

County Thornton Muller-Aragon Total votes Est. rpt.
Bernalillo 54% 46% 31,480 >95%
Sandoval 57 43 8,968 >95%
San Juan 69 31 8,800 >95%
Dona Ana 62 38 5,975 >95%
Chaves 70 30 5,237 >95%
Otero 65 35 5,121 >95%
Valencia 51 49 4,859 >95%
Lea 69 31 4,293 >95%
Santa Fe 54 46 4,260 >95%
Eddy 70 30 3,875 >95%
Curry 69 31 3,112 >95%
Lincoln 67 33 2,336 >95%
Roosevelt 71 29 1,806 >95%
Grant 63 37 1,775 >95%
Torrance 60 40 1,585 >95%
Sierra 61 39 1,546 >95%
McKinley 48 52 1,348 >95%
Socorro 49 51 1,148 >95%
Los Alamos 62 38 1,145 >95%
Quay 65 35 1,083 >95%
Luna 62 38 1,064 >95%
Colfax 61 39 1,003 >95%
Cibola 54 46 970 >95%
Rio Arriba 40 60 957 >95%
Catron 50 50 827 >95%
Taos 34 66 744 >95%
San Miguel 46 54 666 >95%
Union 60 40 494 >95%
Hidalgo 63 37 348 >95%
DeBaca 73 27 247 >95%
Mora 40 60 204 >95%
Harding 58 42 179 >95%
Guadalupe 40 60 138 >95%

Analysis From Our Reporters

  • Jill Cowan
    Jill Cowan June 8, 2022

    As the crowd waited for Representative Karen Bass to speak, Antonio Villaraigosa, the city’s former mayor, echoed many of Bass’s supporters who spoke this evening, pointing out the flood of money Rick Caruso unleashed on the race: “Los Angeles is not for sale.”

  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller June 8, 2022

    Chesa Boudin concedes defeat. He tells his supporters at an outdoor bar on the edge of the San Francisco Bay: “This was never about one vote count. It was never about one election night party. This is a movement, not a moment in history.” The crowd chants: “Chesa! Chesa!”

  • Jill Cowan
    Jill Cowan June 8, 2022

    No sign of Karen Bass yet, but Mike Feuer, the city attorney, who ran for mayor and dropped out before endorsing Bass, spoke with television reporters while Mariachi Arcoiris, an L.G.B.T.Q. mariachi band, played “My Way.”

  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller June 8, 2022

    With 100,000 votes counted, the San Francisco Board of Elections put votes for the recall of Chesa Boudin, the district attorney, at 61 percent. At the pro-recall watch party, the crowd erupted with elation, shouting, “Sixty-one! Sixty-one!”

  • Shawn Hubler
    Shawn Hubler June 7, 2022

    The A.P. has called the first spot in the November runoff for California attorney general for the incumbent, Rob Bonta. It remains unclear whether he will face one of two Republican challengers or the independent Sacramento County district attorney, Anne Marie Schubert.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck June 7, 2022

    Lanhee Chen, a professor who served as the policy director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential bid, is starting out with a lead in the controller’s race, in early returns. He has given Republicans hope for their first statewide victory since 2006.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck June 7, 2022

    Numbers are just beginning to come in in California’s 22nd District, where Representative David Valadao — a Republican who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump — faces Republican challengers. The seat is expected to be highly competitive in the fall.

  • Soumya Karlamangla
    Soumya Karlamangla June 7, 2022

    Turnout in California’s last two June primaries was 38 percent and 48 percent. This one is expected to be even lower — around 30 percent.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck June 7, 2022

    The primary in California’s 27th District is likely to determine which Democrat will take on Representative Mike Garcia, a Republican whose seat Democrats regard as a pickup opportunity.

  • Jennifer Medina
    Jennifer Medina June 7, 2022

    Polls have closed in Los Angeles, where voters are expected to send Rick Caruso, a billionaire real estate developer, into a runoff with Representative Karen Bass. Their mayoral campaign has focused heavily on the city’s struggles with homelessness and crime.

  • Reid Epstein
    Reid Epstein June 7, 2022

    Abby Finkenauer has conceded the Iowa Democratic primary for Senate to Mike Franken, a retired Navy admiral. “I want to congratulate Admiral Franken on his victory,” she said. “Mike ran a great campaign rooted in our shared values.”

  • Jonathan Weisman
    Jonathan Weisman June 7, 2022

    With State Senator Zach Nunn’s G.O.P. primary victory in Iowa’s Third Congressional District, prognosticators quickly moved the seat, held by Representative Cindy Axne, a Democrat, from toss-up to leans Republican. Nunn was considered the strongest general election candidate in the Republican race.

  • Nick Corasaniti
    Nick Corasaniti June 7, 2022

    A Menendez political dynasty grows in New Jersey: Robert J. Menendez, the son of Senator Robert Menendez, won his primary in the heavily Democratic Eighth Congressional District. Representative Albio Sires, the incumbent, announced late last year he would not seek re-election.

  • Jazmine Ulloa
    Jazmine Ulloa June 7, 2022

    Gabe Vasquez, a Las Cruces city councilor, has won the Democratic primary in the race for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, which covers Albuquerque and the southern half of New Mexico. He will face the Republican incumbent, Yvette Herrell.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck June 7, 2022

    Representative Tom Malinowski of New Jersey won his primary today, but he is expected to face a difficult general election.

  • Azi Paybarah
    Azi Paybarah June 7, 2022

    Representative Tom Malinowski of New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District defeated his opponent in the Democratic primary, Roger Bacon, according to The Associated Press.

  • Katie Glueck
    Katie Glueck June 7, 2022

    Representative Michelle Steel, a Republican running in a Southern California swing district, missed the votes concerning the certification of the 2020 election. As recently as this weekend, she was still declining to say how she would have voted, saying she did not know.

  • Nick Corasaniti
    Nick Corasaniti June 7, 2022

    There are 13 members of Congress who voted to overturn election results in 2020 on the ballot tonight. As we’ve seen in other states, those who claimed issues with the 2020 election have not raised any similar concerns about their own primaries in 2022, despite the rules being largely similar.

  • Nick Corasaniti
    Nick Corasaniti June 7, 2022

    There are multiple members of the “America First” slate of secretary of state candidates who continue to doubt the 2020 election on the ballot tonight. Audrey Trujillo is running unopposed in New Mexico, and Rachel Hamm is running in a crowded California top-two open primary.

  • Shawn Hubler
    Shawn Hubler June 7, 2022

    About only 30 percent of voters are expected to cast ballots in California’s primary, though the state maximizes voting access. Theories abound — voter fatigue, not enough drama. But Ace Smith, a veteran Democratic political consultant, thinks it’s simple: “No one knows there’s an election.”

Democratic Primary

Updated June 8, 2022
Howie Morales* Uncontested

* Incumbent