The Oregonian has an excellent vote resource for tonight’s elections up at its website. (There’s also an interesting experiment in webcasting going on there, but the connection has an annoying way of cutting in and out.) We’ll be tracking it and other sources this evening. (And, to be noted: We’ll be updating this post several times with results, rather than run a half-dozen new ones as we go.)
On the more hotly-contested Republican side, in the second round, Saxton’s lead continues to hold as Mannix’ percentage drops a bit, partly owing to a strong vote for Atkinson from Jackson County:
Saxton’s off to a decent start, and his people are probably just about to kick in the celebrations, but there’s a lot yet to go.
On the Democratic side, second round shows Kulongoski’s lead picking up and heading north of 50% – a psychological line that sorta kinda separates a technical win from an emotional win. A trend seems to show the governor doing best in rural counties, weakest in Marion, Lane and Polk:
The conventional wisdom had Saxton winning a strong plurality and Kulongoski flirting around with a majority. Both seem to be meeting or bearing expectations so far.Share on Facebook