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GOP fails to gather enough signatures for Gov. Brown recall

The Oregon Republican Party fell 1% short of gathering enough signatures by Monday's deadline...

Douglas County voters will be asked their opinion on Greater Idaho in November

Douglas County voters will be asked to weigh in this November on whether they would like to continue to live in Oregon or whether they would prefer to live in Idaho instead.

Ensuring Oregon ballots get counted in November

Oregon leaders are considering what measures might be necessary to minimize the impact of mail delays on voting in November.

SCOTUS halts Oregon redistricting ballot measure

The U.S. Supreme Court has hit the brakes on an effort to dramatically alter how Oregon draws its legislative and congressional districts.

Trump-backed Postmaster General plans to slow mail delivery

"These changes are happening because there’s a White House agenda to privatize and sell off the public Postal Service,” said Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union.

 

States reject tens of thousands of mail ballots in this year's primaries

Advocates and experts say that seemingly low ballot rejection rates will have big impacts and millions of ballots could be rejected in the general election. States with large and healthy mail voting operations typically have rejection rates below 1 percent, but the average state rejection rate for absentee voting in 2018 was 1.4 percent.

 

Trump floats delaying November election in tweet

He suggested that the vote be delayed “until people can properly, securely and safely vote,” something he cannot legally do.

Court denies Oregon bid to halt initiative signature gathering

A proposed ballot initiative changing Oregon's redistricting process will get additional time to gather signatures and a lower threshold to qualify for the November ballot because of the pandemic.

Judge denies Oregon request to stop arrests by federal agents

A U.S. District judge Friday denied an order sought by Oregon’s top law enforcement officer to stop federal agents from arresting people during nightly protests in Portland.

COVID-19: Agreement Reached on Funding for Testing

The senate GOP and White House reach an agreement on funding for testing. However, other obstacles remain.

 

DeFazio Foe Receives Endorsement

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican in the U.S. House, has endorsed Roseburg Republican Alek Skarlatos in his race against Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, for the Fourth District seat.

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