While Gov. Lujan Grisham continues to campaign as if abortion is the only issue on the ballot this November, there are numerous important issues that voters should consider as they head to the polls. One of those is the Gov.’s handling of COVID.
On her campaign website (below) Lujan Grisham claims that New Mexico had “lower case numbers and fewer deaths than Arizona and Texas.” She is correct about Arizona which (according to the World o Meters COVID tracking site) has the 2nd-highest COVID death rate. New Mexico has the 5th-highest rate. Texas, on the other hand, has the 29th-highest death rate (and a lower infection rate as well), see chart below.
Is MLG lying? Is she simply relying on the fact that New Mexico has a MUCH smaller population than Texas and thus has a smaller number of infections? It is hard to say for sure, but clearly New Mexico did not perform as well as Texas on COVID or particularly well in general under her leadership.