Oregon GOP Senate Candidate's Tweet of Ballot May Be Illegal

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 01:26 PM

By Melanie Batley

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Monica Wehby, a Republican primary Senate candidate in Oregon, posted a photo on Twitter of her marked ballot, prompting questions whether she broke the law.

Under Oregon state law, it is illegal to show a marked ballot to another person, BuzzFeed reported, highlighting that the law states, "No person shall show the person's own marked or punched ballot to another person to reveal how it was marked or punched."



The Center for Citizen Media said, however, that there is ambiguity in the law, which makes it unclear whether her action was illegal since the language leaves the law up to interpretation, BuzzFeed reported.

Wehby, a Portland pediatric neurosurgeon, is locked in a four-way primary scheduled for May 20, and her closest rival is state Rep. Jason Conger. She has a huge cash advantage, having raised more than $1 million in less than six months.

Wehby's anti-Obamacare message has caught the attention of national Republicans who believe she could be the best hope for the GOP to capture the seat. She has won the backing of 15 senators, as well as 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who announced his endorsement of her last week.

A Republican hasn't been elected to an Oregon statewide office in more than a decade, and a recent internal poll showed Wehby trailing incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley by 20 percentage points, Politico reported.

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