Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon

FILE- In this Nov. 3, 2014, file photo, Diego Valencia processes Oregon ballots at Multnomah County election headquarters in Portland, Ore. Voter turnout surpassed 50 percent in a handful of states: Maine, Wisconsin, Colorado, Alaska, Oregon and Minnesota. During each election over the past 10 years, the lineup of top performers has been nearly the same. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It’s nearly as certain as Oregon’s rainy season. When there’s an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that’s rare in most other places in America.

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