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 State of Kansas & Vice Chair (R)
  • Connie Lawson, Secretary of State of Indiana (R)
  • Bill Gardner, Secretary of State of New Hampshire (D)
  • Matthew Dunlap, Secretary of State of Maine (D)
  • Ken Blackwell, Former Secretary of State of Ohio (R)
  • Christy McCormick, Commissioner, Election Assistance Commission (D)

Oregon Gubernatorial Race Rated Likely Democrat for 2018

In 2016, Oregon Republicans broke their statewide losing streak. Dennis Richardson became the first Republican elected statewide since Gordon Smith won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2002.

Richardson’s win led to rampant speculation about the potential of electing a Republican governor. Oregon’s last Republican governor — Vic Atiyeh — was first elected in 1978 and was re-elected in 1982.