Author’s note: This post originally appeared at http://redcounty.com/content/oregon-most-corrupt-state-union-pt-3 on Oct 29, 2010. Pertinent archives are being migrated to this new blog.
Update to yesterday’s reports that there is a coordinated “Ballot Pickup” effort in the mid-Willamette Valley.
I spoke today with Wayne Brady, Chairman of the Marion County Republican Party. He was quite disturbed by a report he received from a Republican voter:
I received a call from a resident of Marion County who had a woman come to his home and ask for the ballots. This household has 6 registered voters and they are all reliable voters and all Republican except for one independent. The woman who came to the door knew their names and told him that she knew they were reliable Republican voters. When the resident told her he would not provide the ballots, she kept on pressing to get them. She then went out into the front yard and asked their son if he always did what his father told him to do. She had Kitzhaber literature with her. She drove away after leaving the house. She was obviously targeting this house.
This is a clear case of targeted voter intimidation. I wonder if the Secretary Of State will take notice.