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Battling Hard for New Mexico's Five Electoral Votes

NPR's Ina Jaffe reports on the battle for New Mexico's five electoral votes. That's not a lot when it takes 270 Electoral College votes to win the presidency, but in a close election -- as the battle between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry is shaping out to be -- it could be crucial. Four years ago, former Vice President Al Gore won the state by just 366 votes.

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Ina Jaffe is a veteran NPR correspondent covering the aging of America. Her stories on Morning Edition and All Things Considered have focused on older adults' involvement in politics and elections, dating and divorce, work and retirement, fashion and sports, as well as issues affecting long term care and end of life choices. In 2015, she was named one of the nation's top "Influencers in Aging" by PBS publication Next Avenue, which wrote "Jaffe has reinvented reporting on aging."