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Young Oregonians Targets of Registration Chicanery

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The Oregonian newspaper says college students have been tricked into registering as Republicans by canvassers pretending to collect signatures for an unrelated petition. And state Republicans asked officials Friday to set aside thousands of ballots, the plurality from newly registered young people, in liberal Multnomah County, supposedly because they had not provided proof of identity. “This is not Florida,” fumed Democratic Senator Ron Wyden. “We are about empowering citizens.”

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