Tag Archives: Elections

Editorial: Commission on voting is a sham

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Editorial Integrity held its first official meeting last week, so this is a good time to remind you about what appears to be the commission’s true agenda. First, a reminder about the commission: This is the group installed in the wake of unproven claims from President Donald Trump that millions […]
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Lawmakers say ‘experience and knowledge’ should outweigh term limits

State Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, and Senate Republican Leader Ted, District 30, Ferrioli said the best term limits are set by the voters and imposed limits would give undue influence to department heads, lobbyists and others who work full-time in state government. Source: Lawmakers say ‘experience and knowledge’ should outweigh term limits | Local News […]
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Our view: Elections are term limits

Oregon voters may have the opportunity to place term limits on Oregon legislators when they vote in 2018. The proposal by former Republican candidate for governor Bud Pierce would prohibit state legislators from serving for more than eight years in a 12-year period. If voters give it the go-ahead, it would immediately prohibit 25 members […]
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18,000 voters registered as ‘other’ run gamut

The irreverent ‘other’ voters often represent a ‘classic way to protest,’ one expert says. It takes all kinds: Democrat, Republican, Frisbiterian. About 18,000 of the approximately 2.55 million registered voters in Oregon choose “other” as their party affiliation when they register to vote. Source: Pamplin Media Group – 18,000 voters registered as ‘other’ run gamut

Oregon’s voting system is model for the nation

How perilous is America’s patchwork of voting systems? Concerns come from every point along the political spectrum, as America gets unnerved about its democratic machinery. We may be the forgotten hero here. Oregon, our nation turns its lonely eyes to you. Source: Oregon’s voting system is model for the nation | Opinion | Eugene, Oregon

State Election Officials Fear Feds Are Making Security Worse

Secretaries of state are concerned about not just the federal government’s request for voter information but also the information they’re not getting about election security breaches. Communication is a two-way street. And right now, state election officials aren’t happy with the way information is flowing in or out of Washington. They’re frustrated about the information […]
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Oregon Senate leaders nix state’s move to pick presidents via national popular vote

A proposal to have Oregon join a multi-state agreement to annoint as U.S. president the winner of the national popular in future elections has died in the Oregon Legislature yet again. Source: Oregon Senate leaders nix state’s move to pick presidents via national popular vote | OregonLive.com

Oregon Legislature passes plan for early elections if 2 tax plans are referred to voters

Democrats in the Oregon Legislature succeeded Thursday in approving a switch that requires the state to hold a special election in early 2018, not later that year, if opponents of two major tax plans refer either of those measures to voters. Source: Oregon Legislature passes plan for early elections if 2 tax plans are referred […]
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Legislature sets election dates for bill referrals

The Oregon Legislature Thursday approved election dates for two major pieces of legislation if they are referred to voters. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Legislature sets election dates for bill referrals

44 states won’t give some voter info to panel

Forty-four states have refused to provide certain types of voter information to the Trump administration’s election integrity commission, according to a CNN inquiry to all 50 states. State leaders and voting boards across the country have responded to the letter with varying degrees of cooperation — from altogether rejecting the request to expressing eagerness to […]
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