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The Oregon Department of Justice is confirming today that it is investigating a case of ballot tampering by an elections official in Clackamas County, OR after it was discovered that she was allegedly filling in unvoted ballots for Republican candidates.
A Clackamas County elections worker is under criminal investigation for tampering with ballots, WW has learned.
The underlying allegation is that the woman, whose name has not been released, filled in blanks on ballots turned into the county for the Nov. 6 general election.
Sources familiar with the incident say their understanding is that the woman filled in a straight Republican ticket on the ballots where preferences had been left blank by voters.
Elections law makes marking another person's ballot a class C felony.
On the eve of a critical local vote, the state of Oregon is investigating Clackamas County’s election division for possible voter fraud.
The state is looking into a potential issue involving a temporary worker who may have tampered with ballots, said Jeff Manning, a spokesman for the Oregon Attorney General’s office. ..........
Clackamas elections office faces investigation