By Susan Dunlap, NM Political Report
Nov. 8, 2022

Constitutional Amendment 1, which will allow an increase from the Permanent Land Grant Fund distribution by 1.25 percent, won by a large margin.

As of 9:45 p.m., the votes in favor were 349,579 to 146,969 opposed. Those in favor carried the vote by 70 percent.

Angie Poss, spokesperson for Vote Yes for Kids! Constitutional Amendment 1, a group that has been working to convince voters to vote in favor of the amendment, said by phone that the celebration at Hotel Andaluz in downtown Albuquerque, after a decade-long fight, was joyous. Poss called the win a bipartisan “mandate from the voters.”

Poss said volunteers have been working across the state since March to talk to voters about the importance of the constitutional amendment.

Amber Wallin, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, said she didn’t expect to be so emotional after a decade-long fight.

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