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Oregon Republican Party claims responsibility for robocalls about inactive voters

“County clerks around Oregon are being ‘overwhelmed’ by calls from concerned voters who have received automated robocalls erroneously telling them that their voter registration may be inactive and that their ballot may not be counted,” reports The Register-Guard of Eugene, Oregon. Oregon Republicans have admitted they’re behind the calls; Democrats are demanding the Republicans cease their voter suppression activities immediately and disclose who they’ve already called.