A Thurston County Superior Court judge has paused a civil trial involving anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman after a state attorney informed the court that a family member of a member of its legal team had become ill.
Voters in Benton County approved ranked choice voting for county races in 2016, and it was utilized for the first time in the 2020 election. Now, voting rights advocates want to expand ranked choice voting statewide in upcoming elections. We speak to Blair Bobier, one of the chief petitioners for Benton County’s ranked choice measure, and Samantha Gladu, executive director for Next Up, a nonprofit devoted to promoting civic engagement.
Oregon Secretary of State-elect Shemia Fagan, a Democrat, said she will examine the “critical warnings” that the state’s former elections director voiced before he was fired last week by the incumbent secretary of state.
Voters in Oregon’s 4th Congressional District haven’t sent a Republican to Congress since 1972. But the current race between incumbent Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, and GOP challenger Alek Skarlatos is drawing national attention to a degree not recently seen in the district.
President Donald Trump has popped up multiple times during this week’s Republican National Convention, but his big moment is scheduled to come Thursday night when he is to make his case for another four years in the White House.