Tag Archives: Elections 2016

Oregon Department of Justice finds no violations in Deschutes sheriff election

A state Department of Justice investigation found that no election laws were violated in the 2016 Deschutes County sheriff race. Sheriff’s deputy Eric Kozowski, who challenged incumbent sheriff Shane Nelson for the position, said he and his supporters were harassed and received unequal treatment, The Bulletin reported. The Justice Department released its findings in a […]
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Oregon Secretary Of State Suspends Probe Of Voter ‘Robocalls’

Oregon’s secretary of state is suspending an investigation into automated calls that told some voters in the run-up to the November election that they were marked as ‘inactive’ voters in registration rolls and their vote might not count. Source: Oregon Secretary Of State Suspends Probe Of Voter ‘Robocalls’ . News | OPB

Investigation of Robocalls That Oregon Officials Called “Voter Suppression” Finds Bupkis

“We trust the FBI did a thorough job,” Oregon officials now say. Remember the pre-election uproar about robocalls and potential voter suppression? In the days before Nov. 8 election, voters in 24 Oregon counties received automated calls allegedly telling them they were not registered to vote and that their ballot would not be counted. That […]
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Oregon suspends investigation into election robocalls, after finding no wrongdoing

Robocalls to thousands of voters just days before the Nov. 8 general election might have been annoying but they don’t appear to have violated the law, Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins announced on Tuesday. Source: Oregon suspends investigation into election robocalls, after finding no wrongdoing | OregonLive.com

Oregon electors denounce Russia, blast Electoral College as they vote for Hillary Clinton

All seven electoral college members of the Democratic Party of Oregon voted on Monday for Hillary Clinton. But they filed a formal objection to the process to allow for an investigation of “the interference of the Russian government in our election process.” Source: Oregon electors denounce Russia, blast Electoral College as they vote for Hillary […]
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Independent Party of Oregon regroups after disappointing election 

Oregon’s upstart Independent Party felt confident 2016 would be the election cycle that cemented its status in the state as a viable third party. Late last year, party Secretary Sal Peralta told The Oregonian/OregonLive the party’s goal was to control a few seats in the Legislature and “prevent either the Democrats or Republicans from reaching […]
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School Advocates Plan Next Steps in Aftermath of Measure 97

Springfield School District board member Erik Bishoff says he was “not surprised, but disappointed” that Measure 97 didn’t pass. “We might have to make some cuts this year, and it’s likely going to mean class sizes are going to get larger,” Bishoff says. Source: School Advocates Plan Next Steps in Aftermath of Measure 97 | […]
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Oregon’s Voter Participation is Impressive—But It’s No Minnesota

Let’s break down how many people in Oregon bother to vote by mail. In an election year when many states saw plummeting voter participation, Oregon bucked the trend. Source: Oregon’s Voter Participation is Impressive—But It’s No Minnesota – Willamette Week

Could Donald Trump Pop The West Coast’s Liberal Bubble?

In November’s election, Republicans around the country won big up and down the ballot. But wins for conservatives were far fewer here on the West Coast, where voters largely doubled down on progressive policies and candidates. Washington voters decided to increase the minimum wage. California joined the Pacific Northwest in legalizing recreational marijuana. And Oregon elected […]
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Election results widen urban-rural divide – – Capital Press

We have spoken often in this space about the “urban-rural divide,” the differences, real and imagined, that separate people who live in cities and people who don’t. Nothing illustrates this divide better, perhaps, than the recent election. Throughout the country, the Northwest included, rural areas generally voted for Donald Trump while urban areas generally voted […]
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