SANTA FE, N.M. – It was November of 1952 — two years before a kid named Elvis Presley would cut his first record and a time when no major league baseball teams could be found west of St. Louis.
Before Tuesday night, 1952 marked the last time Republicans in New Mexico could celebrate on Election Night, knowing they had a majority in the state’s House of Representatives.
That 62-year losing streak came to an end.
By 3:11 a.m., it appeared that six seats in the House of Representatives flipped from one party to the other — with five of those seats switching from Democrat to Republican.
If it holds, the plus-4 swing flips the majority in the House from 37-33 Democrats to 37-33 Republican.