Oregonians pick a governor, weigh in on initiatives
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters will be picking a governor and deciding the fate of several high-profile measures, including one that would repeal the first-in-the nation immigrant sanctuary law.
Incumbent Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has faced a tough challenge from Republican Rep. Knute Buehler. Public polls show Buehler behind Brown by a slim margin.
Supporters of Measure 105, the sanctuary repeal measure, say the law shields people who have committed crimes from potential deportation. Those who back the sanctuary law say it was passed to address racial profiling.
Other measures include Measure 106, an initiative that would ban state funding for most abortions and Measure 1-3, which asks people in Oregon will decide whether to amend the state Constitution to ban future taxes on groceries.
Oregon is an all vote-by-mail state. Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day