Oregon Republican Party
Today, the Oregon Republican Party announced two legal notices it sent to elections officials across Oregon to ensure a free and fair election.
“All Oregonians deserve a free and fair election,” said Oregon Republican Party Chair Justin Hwang, “We follow President Ronald Reagan’s approach of ‘trust but verify.’”
Today, the Oregon Republican Party sent a litigation notice (link here) to all Oregon elections officials challenging the 7,767 ballots that Oregon’s Secretary of State ordered to be sent to unregistered voters. Such ballots cannot be counted since Oregon’s Constitution requires voters to be registered 20 days before an election in order to vote, and these individuals never registered. The Secretary of State directive already recognized that these ballots must be separated, and the Oregon Republican Party is simply verifying that the Secretary of State’s directive is followed.
Yesterday, the Oregon Republican Party sent a litigation notice (link here) to all Oregon elections officials challenging ballots received after election day without postmarks or other postal indicators showing timely mailing. Such ballots cannot be counted under federal law and the Oregon Constitution. Oregon’s elections officials have repeatedly told voters in the lead up to this election that all mailed ballots “must be received or mailed with a valid postmark by 8 PM Election Day” in order to count, and they need to follow through on that promise.
“Every eligible voter should have the opportunity to vote, and any ballot illegally cast or improperly counted after the deadline diminishes the votes of all Oregonians,” said Oregon Republican Party Chair Justin Hwang.