Over and over again these days election integrity comes up. People question if voter fraud swings elections.
It’s good to ask. But there’s a lot of information that Oregon’s elections are sound.
Remember former Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson. He was a Republican. He looked into it. He was not the kind of guy to hide problems. When he was a legislator, he warned early on about problems with Cover Oregon, the state healthcare marketplace that floundered. When he was secretary of state, he issued the scathing audit that revealed the many problems with how Oregon takes care of foster children. But when he looked at the integrity of Oregon’s election system, he came away impressed.
Look at the information that is available. The Legislative Fiscal Office did a comprehensive review. There is good information available on the secretary of state’s website: sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/security.aspx.
It’s good to continue to ask if Oregon elections are secure and if enough is being done to ensure their integrity. But the answers are reassuring.