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It's official: Harvey wins; no need to count write-in votes

Bill Harvey will replace Fred Warner Jr. as chairman of the Baker County Board of Commissioners in January.

This outcome was semi-official even before county officials tallied votes Tuesday.

Harvey, having beaten Warner by 500 votes in the Republican primary in May, was the only candidate listed on the ballot.

Warner said publicly that he would accept another term were he elected as a write-in candidate, but he did not campaign.

And Tuesday's results made the matter clear.

Harvey received 4,586 votes, and there were a total of 1,525 write-in votes.

That insurmountable gap means there's no reason to individually count the write-in vote to see how many were for Warner, County Clerk Tami Green said this morning.

See more in Wednesday's issue of the Baker City Herald. 

Bentz re-elected to State House

Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, has been easily re-elected to the Oregon House of Representatives for District 60, which includes Baker County.

In Baker County results only, Bentz tallied 5,108 votes to Democratic challenger Peter Hall's 1,341 votes. Hall lives in Haines. 

Voters reject top two primary idea

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters have rejected a big change to the state’s primary election system.

They voted down Measure 90, a proposal to scrap the current primary-election system in favor of a “top-two” format.

City voters give city OK to sell two pieces of land

Baker City voters have given city officials permission to sell two pieces of forested land the city owns along Salmon Creek west of Baker City.

Two separate measures, one for each parcel, passed by wide margins.

One measure passed 2,563 votes to 1,115, the other by 2,549 votes to 1,117. 

Voters legalize recreational marijuana use

Oregon voters have passed Measure 91, legalizing recreational marijuana use for people 21 and older.

Oregon already has a law allowing marijuana use for medicinal purposes.

A majority of Baker County voters were opposed to Measure 91 — 4,108 votes to 2,735, a margin of 60 percent to 40 percent.

Kitzhaber re-elected

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has defeated Republican challenger Dennis Richardson to win an unprecedented fourth term.

Baker County voters preferred Richardson by a wide margin, giving him 4,581 votes to Kitzhaber's 1,837. 

Oregonians reject drivers cards for illegal immigrants

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters have rejected a measure permitting four-year driver’s cards to those who cannot prove their legal status in the United States.

Gov. John Kitzhaber signed a state law last year granting the cards, but an interest group put the measure up for a vote.

Republicans regain control of the U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Riding a powerful wave of voter discontent, resurgent Republicans captured control of the Senate and tightened their grip on the House Tuesday night in elections certain to complicate President Barack Obama’s final two years in office.

Walden re-elected

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Walden will be returning to Congress.

Voters in Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District overwhelmingly re-elected him Tuesday.

Walden defeated Democrat Aelea Christofferson of Bend, a business owner and former Cover Oregon board member, along with Libertarian Sharon Durbin.

Walden lives in Hood River and formerly owned radio stations in the Columbia River Gorge. He’s among the most senior Republicans in the House. He heads the House GOP’s election committee and often sides with the party’s establishment wing against the tea party.

The district covers the western two-thirds of the state and a portion of Southern Oregon. It’s the state’s largest district and the only one that favors Republicans.

Merkley wins re-election

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley was re-elected Tuesday to the U.S. Senate.

He defeated Republican Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon from Portland.

Wehby burst onto the political scene with a compelling resume and strong fundraising. But she couldn’t recover from a series of missteps.

Old police reports showed her ex-husband and a former boyfriend both made harassment complaints against her. She also used health care and economic plans taken from other Republicans.

Wehby polled better than Merkley in Baker County, receiving 4,021 votes to Merkley's 2,198. 

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