Five minutes before the polls closed in Doña Ana County, the government center was practically empty! Still, 82,000 county residents voted in 2020 compared with 70,000 in 2016, according to @dacclerk 🇺🇸🗳 LIVE UPDATES: https://t.co/DlRfl3VKRK #ElectionNight #nmpol pic.twitter.com/lkycVZXdOJ— Kate Bieri (@KateBieri) November 4, 2020
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- Doña Ana County residents showed up in full force Tuesday, with the number of 2020 voters easily surpassing 2016.
Just before the polls closed, officials said 82,000 county residents voted in 2020 compared with 70,000 in 2016.
Roughly 14,500 residents had cast their ballots in person on Tuesday, according to the Doña Ana County Clerk's Office. There were also more than 40,000 early voters and the 27,000 absentee voters.
To compare, 70,000 total Doña Ana County residents cast their ballots in 2016, according to the Clerk's Office.
"(The turnout) is huge," said 25-year-old Damion Rodriguez, who registered to vote in his first election. "That's what got me to sign up and vote. To see what's going on around the country."
Almost 80,000 Doña Ana County voters have already cast their ballots in the #2020Elections, according to @dacclerk 🗳️ 2016 had 70,000 voters! #LasCruces #NewMexico #nmpol #Vote #Vote2020 LIVE UPDATES: https://t.co/CPLACEPj4d pic.twitter.com/u9lQ9tM3fZ— Kate Bieri (@KateBieri) November 4, 2020