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With Oregon residency in question, Kristof won’t share documents

Nick Kristof (right), Democrat running for Oregon governor, is being questioned about whether he has lived in the state long enough to qualify for office. (Ron Cooper/Oregon Capital Chronicle)

Gubernatorial candidate Nick Kristof won’t disclose tax and other records he says establish that he is legally qualified to run for office.

Kristof has relied on the documents in making his case that he meets the requirement in the Oregon Constitution that candidates for governor have “been three years next preceding his election, a resident within this State.” 

That means, in simpler terms, that anyone who wants to be on the Nov. 8 ballot needs to have lived in Oregon since Nov. 8, 2019. 

The issue of residency has emerged as a political thorn for Kristof, who grew up in Oregon but . . .