Last week's election gave me hope for Oregon.
Not because of the overall results. They were unsurprising.
Rather, I am heartened that thousands of Oregonians voted for individuals and issues, instead of along straight party lines.
If you look at county-by-county election results, you'll see vast differences. For example, Marion and Polk counties voted for Republican Dennis Richardson for governor but Democrat Jeff Merkley for U.S. senator.
Measure 88, which would have made driver cards available to undocumented Oregonians, passed in only one county — Multnomah...