The Data Request by Trump’s Election Integrity Commission Explained for Oregon

On May 11, 2017, President Trump announced the formation of the Bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Integrity. The makeup of the commission is as follows: Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States & Chair (R) Kris Kobach Secretary of … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:30 | Posted in Donald Trump, Voting | 1 Comment

Oregon Democrats Attempt Voter Suppression Scheme

Oregon Democrats are concerned that their abuse of power in the Oregon Legislature could be limited by Oregon voters in November 2018. Today at 3 PM, House Democrats are preparing to pass a set of amendments to SB 229 which … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:31 | Posted in 2018 Election, Uncategorized, Voting | 1 Comment

2016 Election: It’s decision day!

by NW Spotlight Today’s Real Clear Politics polling averages show Hillary with a 39 electoral vote lead over Trump. RCP has Hillary with 203 electoral votes and Trump with 164. The remaining 171 electoral votes are still toss ups. 270 … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:36 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Voting | Leave a comment

Dems leading GOP in Oregon ballot returns

by NW Spotlight Democratic voters in Oregon are leading Republican voters in Oregon in turning in their ballots – both as a percentage and even more so in number of votes. According to Oregon Secretary of State statewide numbers, 250,255 … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:16 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Voting | Leave a comment

Measure 97’s passage is in serious doubt

by Reagan Knopp Final Measure 97 vote may not even be very close As of late, stories have suggested that Measure 97 — the tax on Oregon sales — will be close in the end. I don’t think it will … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Measure 97, Voting | Leave a comment

Ballots drop next week – beginning on Weds

by NW Spotlight The first day for ballots to be mailed in Oregon for the Tuesday, November 8th general election is in eight days, on Wednesday, October 19th. Then, according to the Oregon Secretary of State’s web site, “Ballots will … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:35 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Voting | Leave a comment

Willis pushes Schrader to debate in Polk, Benton, Lincoln, Tillamook, and Multnomah

Colm for Congress Colm Willis, candidate for Congress, urged Kurt Schrader to debate him in every county in Oregon’s 5th district. Schrader has agreed to appear jointly with Willis at only two events, ignoring the voters in Polk, Lincoln, Benton, … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Congressional Races, Voting | 1 Comment

Presidential race tightening

by NW Spotlight A few short weeks ago, Real Clear Politics presidential polling averages showed Hillary with a +5.3 advantage over Trump in polling. A Real Clear Politics snapshot of the 2016 presidential election had Hillary with a +18.0 favorability … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:43 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Voting | 2 Comments

A tale of two party platforms

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Both the Democrat and Republican parties adopted their platforms during conventions held earlier this summer. Those platforms reveal a great deal regarding the agendas and priorities of each political party. They represent a roadmap of how … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:26 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Republican Party, Voting | Leave a comment

Only 77 days until election!

by NW Spotlight The dog days of summer are almost at an end – Labor Day is in just 13 days. Campaigns in Oregon will be heating up and Republican candidates are going to need your support heading into Election … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:04 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Voting | 2 Comments

Take the poll! Can Trump win in Oregon?

icitizen / Oregon Catalyst Can Donald Trump win in Oregon? Can he defeat Hillary here? Take the icitizen poll and let us know what you think! icitizen in an online civic engagement company that’s partnering with Oregon Catalyst for this … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Voting | 6 Comments

Putting an end to fake emergencies

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The ability of American citizens to petition their government to redress grievances is enshrined in our nation’s founding documents. The right to refer measures passed by the Oregon Legislative Assembly for the voters to decide is … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government reform, Initiative & Referendum, Voting | 2 Comments

Oregon Primary ballots due Tuesday by 8PM

by NW Spotlight It’s too late to mail in your ballots for the 2016 Primary, you’ll need to drop them off at this point. According to the Oregon Secretary of State “All ballots must be received by your county elections office … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:04 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Voting | Leave a comment

Will Independent Party of Oregon retain major party status?

by NW Spotlight The Independent Party of Oregon (IPO) achieved major party status in February 2015. The IPO qualified by having enough registered IPO voters to reach the 5% threshold of the total voters registered for the November 2014 election. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:38 | Posted in 2016 Election, Voting | 9 Comments

Oregon Catalyst – 2016 Primary Voting Resource Guide

by NW Spotlight Voting Information Oregon Sec of State – ballot dropoff locations Oregon Sec of State – track your ballot Voter Guides To sign up for a Christian Voter’s Guide (Oregon Family Council) NRA grades & endorsements Oregon Right To … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:35 | Posted in 2016 Election, Voting | 3 Comments

Oregon’s election process deserves vote of ‘no confidence’

Sen. Kim Thatcher Salem, Ore. – Senator Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer) released the following statement following a press conference held by Governor Kate Brown and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden on their desire to expand vote-by-mail nationwide: “Oregon’s election process should get … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:13 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon Secretary of State, Voting | 15 Comments

Today is last day to register to vote in Oregon Primary

by NW Spotlight KATU is reporting the “deadline for Oregonians to register to vote or change your political party online is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. Any registration cards must be postmarked by Tuesday.” KATU further notes “People can also … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:54 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Voting | Leave a comment

Ballots drop in 15 days for 2016 Oregon Primary

by NW Spotlight According to the Oregon Secretary of State’s 2016 Elections Calendar, April 27th is the first day to mail ballots to voters – just 15 days from now. It’s even less time until ballots go to Oregon voters … Continue reading

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No Fake Emergencies

By Steve Buckstein I’ve written and spoken about the damage that minimum wage laws do, not only to business owners, but to their customers and their younger, less experienced, and less educated workers and potential workers. Normally, bills become law … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government reform, Initiative & Referendum, Oregon Government, State Government, Voting | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Support ballot measure to protect from voting by non-citizens

by Rep. Mike Nearman Ballot measure would combat vote fraud, help safeguard Oregonians’ electoral will “Here, sir, the people govern.” With this immortal phrase, Alexander Hamilton summarized the system of self-rule that, among other attributes, has made America the envy … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Illegal Immigration, Initiative & Referendum, Voting | 8 Comments

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