The New Mexico Secretary of State's Office has announced that a key southern county has stopped counting ballots and will reconvene Wednesday morning.
Secretary of State spokesman Alex Curtas said early Wednesday that around 4,000 absentee ballots remain to be counted in Dona Ana County. He says the county clerk will reconvene the absentee precinct board later Wednesday to complete the count.
The move comes as Republican Yvette Herrell and Democrat Xochitl Torres Small remain locked in a closely watched race for U.S. House seat in southern New Mexico. The region also has a number of undecided state House races.