“Norma Paulus, pioneering Oregon woman politician and former secretary of state, dead at 85”

The Oregonian:

As the state’s top elections official, she helped bring about a fair election when the Rajneeshees tried in 1984 to bus in homeless people to hijack a local Wasco County election, a stance for which she gained national attention. And she first instituted vote by mail in Oregon, championing its use in normally low-turnout special elections.

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