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Democrats quick to return ballots in Oregon, report says

Oregon Democrats are returning election ballots at a much higher rate than Republicans and other voters, according to report Tuesday by the state Elections Division.

Out of over 66,000 ballots returned as of Tuesday, more than half came from Democrats, even though they are one-third of Oregon’s 2.7 million registered voters.

Democrats say their high turnout so far shows the party is energized to keep the governor’s office, strengthen its hold on the Oregon House and Senate and help take back the U.S. House and Senate.

“Many voters are telling us that this is the most important election in their lifetime,” wrote Molly Woon, spokeswoman for the Democratic Party of Oregon, in a . . .