County weighs in on state, federal issues
With the final Wasco County election results coming in just after 4 a.m., and a nearly 76 percent voter turnout, local results were a mirror opposite of statewide voting for president. Wasco County voters favored Republican winner Donald J. Trump over Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton by 49 percent (5,721 votes) to 39 percent (4,634 votes). Statewide, those results flipped.
Election Day 2016 in The Dalles turned out to be a good time to be an incumbent in the various races for city offices.
Wasco County election results as of 8:30 p.m.
Wasco County Clerk Lisa Gambee reported Monday evening that 60.97 percent of ballots had been returned. That is slightly higher than 60.81 percent in 2012, which was also a presidential election year.
To the editor: Unlike Lawrence’s “Red Flag” hidden agenda, Susan Harris will be transparent.
To the editor: This is probably the most important election in the history of the United States. We have endured the last seven years of a corrupt administration; one that followed Bill Clinton’s more guarded yet corrupt administration. Don’t forget Bill’s administration delivered us the housing bubble that caused the recession.
To the editor: Vote Harris for Mayor – No more Red Flags or Smoke and Mirrors!
To the editor: President Reagan wrote: “A nuclear war cannot be won, and must never be fought.” I am appalled, and frankly terrified, at the casual, ignorant way Mr. Trump talks about nuclear weapons.
To the editor: The City of The Dalles has changed for the better. Mayor Lawrence and our current city council put in the time it takes to make knowledgeable, educated decisions in the best interest of our community.
To the editor: In Mayor Lawrence’s recent letter to the editor, he seemed to be promoting a mentality of “Us vs. Them.”
It's one of the more compelling questions in what has become a compelling election season: Will Oregon's mass of new voters, some 250,000 strong, affect any of the races?
SALEM (AP) — The official in charge of elections in Oregon said Friday that many voters across the state are receiving automated calls falsely telling them that they're not registered to vote and that their ballot will not be counted, and she called for an investigation of the "voter suppression."
Wasco County Clerk Lisa Gambee is getting the word out to area residents via social media and other avenues about a revamped centralized state website that makes it easier to track and follow results on election night.
It’s no surprise that political partisans on both sides of this year’s presidential contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton see the election from completely different points of view. But the passion they feel for their respective candidate seems to cut across political boundaries.
The Wasco County Clerk’s office has received 30.94 percent of the ballots sent to 15,812 registered voters, about the same as four years ago when President Barack Obama was seeking re-election.