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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:46 AM

The Oregonian: Rigging election in Oregon called a "mishap" in editorial

If you are not yet boycotting the Oregonian, now would be a good time to do so, and Save Trees too!

Not only is fixing elections a "MISHAP" but, they advise, don't let that be a reason to criticize the wing-nut in charge of County Elections, just don't vote for her next time. Meanwhile, the petition for her resignation gains more signatures, twice the expected number already.

Clackamas election mishap leaves cracks in the public's confidence
http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2012/11/clackamas_election_mishap_leav.html

This is not the moment to demonize Sherry Hall, the Republican clerk of Clackamas County, or run her off. She was elected and then re-elected by the county's voters, who prefer that such offices are won by popular vote ...

It is true that on Hall's watch a part-time elections worker went rogue last week. The ballot-handler apparently filled in a small but indeterminate number of incomplete ballots along Republican lines, affecting the count in some way. But the Oregon Department of Justice will figure out why the worker did what she did and how it affected the count and announce its findings soon enough.

... state Rep. Dave Hunt complained that Hall's exclusion of Democratic observers from late-ballot processing for a legislative race narrowly won by Republican Bill Kennemer left him less than fully confident in the outcome. ...

... sentiment is clear. If Hall, who is paid nearly $90,000 a year, should choose to seek re-election in two years, the vote should be no.


BREAKING: Ballot tampering suspect identified - and she's a right-wing activist
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014292507

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Coyotl Nov 2012 #2
Bake Nov 2012 #3
trueblue2007 Nov 2012 #4
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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:24 AM

1. The Oregonian has become a right wing newspaper

It's too bad since Portland and the surrounding area are fairly liberal.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:32 AM

2. Newspapers seem to have become right-wing enterprises generally

They are too dependent on the advertiser and reflect their interests, and they are vehicles for political interests. Radio has also seen a wing-nut buyout.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:27 PM

3. Plenty of exceptions.

The Louisville, KY Courier-Journal has long been a progressive paper.

Bake

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:31 PM

4. WHERE IS THE PETITION??

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:34 PM

5. Several points to consider

Why is she paid $90,000 a year? Seems high. Unless there are circumstances to warrant it I would think somewhere in the range of $40k to $60k is the appropriate range for a salary.

Why isn't it mandatory by law that both Democrats and Republicans are being selected for the processing?

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