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Vote-By-Mail Champions Counter President Trump's Claims

Brian Bull

With vote-by-mail under attack by President Trump and his allies, Oregon politicians are discounting claims that it’s corrupt and vulnerable to fraud.

Speaking at a get-out-the-vote rally at the University of Oregon this morning, the Democratic candidate for Oregon Secretary of State, Shemia Fagan defended the practice.

“The conservative Heritage Foundation actually reviewed Oregon’s vote-by-mail over 20 years," Fagan said. "They looked at over 15 million ballots. And they found 14 instances of voter fraud.  That’s literally less than 1 in a million.”

Similar findings were found for Utah, Washington, Hawaii, and Colorado. Oregon began vote-by-mail in 1996, when Senator Ron Wyden was voted in to replace disgraced Senator Bob Packwood.

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