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Pressure mounts over Oregon primary ballot fiasco

May. 20, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker in Oregon is calling for an investigation into a ballot-printing fiasco that will delay results from Tuesday’s primary by weeks, with a key U.S. House race hanging in the balance in a state that prides itself on voter access and election...

Salinas, Erickson, win primaries in new Oregon 6th District

May. 20, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State Rep. Andrea Salinas has won the Democratic primary in Oregon's new 6th U.S. House district. Salinas, who has maintained her lead as more ballots have been counted from Tuesday's primary, would be Oregon’s first Hispanic congresswoman if elected in...

Andrea Salinas wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Oregon's 6th Congressional District.

May. 20, 2022 15:06 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrea Salinas wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Oregon's 6th Congressional District.

Mike Erickson wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Oregon's 6th Congressional District.

May. 20, 2022 15:02 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Erickson wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Oregon's 6th Congressional District.

Ballot fiasco delays results in Oregon, vote-by-mail pioneer

May. 19, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of ballots with blurry barcodes that can’t be read by vote-counting machines will delay results by weeks in a key U.S. House race in Oregon’s primary election, a shocking development that is giving a black eye to a vote-by-mail pioneer state with a national...

Oregon primaries set up competitive governor's race

May. 18, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gubernatorial elections in Oregon usually result in victories for the Democrats, but this November's contest is setting up to be a competitive and contentious three-way race. Former Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek won the Democratic nomination for Oregon...

Christine Drazan wins Republican nomination for governor in Oregon primary election.

May. 18, 2022 21:04 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Drazan wins Republican nomination for governor in Oregon primary election.

Blurry ballot barcodes delay Oregon House primary results

May. 18, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The fate of seven-term incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader hung in the balance Wednesday as elections officials in Oregon's third-largest county scrambled to tally tens of thousands of ballots with blurry barcodes that were being rejected by vote-counting machines....

County that's home to Portland elects first female sheriff

May. 18, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters in Multnomah County, home to Portland, Oregon, have elected a female sheriff for the first time in history. Current Undersheriff Nicole Morrisey O’Donnell, a 26-year veteran of the agency, handily won the top job with two-thirds of the vote and will...

OR revenue forecast: $2.3 billion increase, bigger rebate

May. 18, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Increased tax revenues are now predicted to deliver a record kicker rebate of $3 billion to taxpayers in 2024. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Economist Mark McMullen on Wednesday called the latest revenue outlook for the state’s two-year budget cycle...