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State attorneys urge Oregon Supreme Court to keep Kristof off ballot

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)

Nick Kristof’s actions over the past two decades establish that he was a resident of New York until December 2020 and isn’t qualified to run for governor in Oregon this year, according to a legal filing to the Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday by Secretary of State Shemia Fagan.

Fagan said Kristof hadn’t made the case that he has been a resident in Oregon for the time that constitutional drafters wanted – three years prior to the November 2022 election. She said Kristof’s arguments would allow someone to be elected Oregon governor but live elsewhere or even serve as the governor of two states at once . . .