The Multnomah County elections director, Tim Scott, wasted no time on the Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales scam: in what has itself to be a candidate for the fastest “investigation” in County history, he concluded: “Based on Mr. Hales’ answer that he considered himself to be temporarily away from Oregon and that the Washington Secretary of […]
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