With that extra pride of authorship, Governor Kate Brown Monday signed the Oregon Motor Voter bill into law. Supporters herald its power to include more citizens in the process of democracy. Critics howl that it will mainly give democrats more voters going to the polls. Others decry that it cheapens citizenship by making it too easy to vote – that the process ought to involve more personal initiative that just getting a driver’s license.
No matter how it was characterized, Governor Brown was more than eager to sign into law the bill she created as Secretary of State, whose job it is, of course, to encourage voter participation in our electoral processes.
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