Malheur County Clerk Gayle Trotter recommends voters read the directions on and inside their ballots when they vote. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).
VALE – The life of a Malheur County voting ballot starts in central Oregon inside a printing house and eventually meanders across open desert steppe and a state line before it arrives on the local kitchen table.
The journey of a ballot – from its creation to its arrival at the county clerk’s office – is a mundane one but its path evolved into a political flashpoint issue as the presidential election heats up.
President Donald Trump cast doubt on the reliability of the upcoming national election and voiced alarm about fraud with mail-in ballots.
“We want to make sure the election is honest and I am not sure it can be,” Trump said . . .