New Mexico’s last dry counties vote to allow alcohol sales

New Mexico

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) – Two of New Mexico’s last dry countries have voted to allow the sale of alcohol.

Unofficial results show residents in Roosevelt and Curry counties approved measures to allow the sale, service and consumption of alcohol in its unincorporated areas. Only residents in Roosevelt’s Portales and Curry’s Clovis – two of the region’s largest cities – could legally buy alcohol until Tuesday’s vote.

Results show 53.5% of Roosevelt residents voted to approve the alcohol measure while Curry voters approved that county’s proposal by 63%.

Supporters of the measures said the counties were missing out on sponsorships from alcohol companies.

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