Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray took a slim lead over Republican challenger Dino Rossi in Tuesday's early vote returns, raising the possibility of an extended vote count in Washington's vote-by-mail election.
Kitzhaber's chances to be the first Oregon governor to serve three terms likely depend on the success of his party's efforts to get his supporters to return ballots - motivating Democratic volunteers to help get ballots returned is why President...
Ballots in Oregon's vote-by-mail election start going out on Friday, and the state's two major parties in a tight gubernatorial race are preparing to use call centers, "victory offices" and get-out-the-vote tactics they learned in 2008.
Cash-strapped Hawaii can't afford to pay for an election to replace a congressman who is planning to step down next month to run for governor, potentially leaving 600,000 urban Honolulu residents without representation in Washington.
To say the average American's commitment to good government wanes in December is an understatement. And that could be a problem this year for Oregonians, who will emerge from the holiday haze to find a complicated ballot in their mailboxes.
Oregon's vote-by-mail system only works if the ballots are received by 8 p.m. on Election Day -- postmarks do not count. It is now too late to mail ballots in time. You should drop your ballot off in person.
Gates to the cordoned off Memorial Quadrangle opened around 5:30 p.m. Hundreds of people packed together between the library and the art museum on the University of Oregon campus to await Obama's arrival.
While complicated political mathematics are still involved, the simple story is that a convincing win by Barack Obama in Oregon on May 20 could be the death knell for Hillary Clinton's campaign. Maybe.