So we're already hearing reports of buggered up voting machines in Nevada and North Carolina, among others. Now Oregon is feeling left out. We ain't got no fancy video thingermajigs to vote with. We're feeling totally left out of all the fraudulent fun.
Oregon's observation of Daylight Savings Time is hardwired in the Oregon Revised Statutes to end on the last Sunday of October. Of course the feds changed their standard a while back, so this year it will end on November 7. Hmmm... On election day, Oregon will "officially" be one hour off the rest of the country... Oregon officials say "we'll just observe the federal standard." In other words "Hey, we're government! We'll break our own law whenever we dang well feel like it!" Hate to say it, but just agreeing with the feds, and waiting 'til the 7th to change our clocks probably makes the most sense. At least until our legislature quits fussing about squirrel habitat and "cultural competency counselors" and gets around to changing our DST law...
What about the lawyers? What about the putz who barely loses his race then wants to sue saying that all the ballots received after 7:00 or 8:00 or whatever are technically "late" and therefore disqualified? Since we vote by mail, what about the time on the postmarks? After the ballots are out of their "secrecy" envelopes, how does one determine when they were received? How would one eliminate "late" ballots from a recount? How does the whole thing NOT become a complete cluster?
I dunno how this will all play out. I expect it really won't matter much. But if it does become an issue, I'll only give you one guess as to who will benefit. And you'll be right.