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“Thanks to Gov. Ted Kulongoski, Oregon has become less democratic”

Commentator Alum Bret Jacobson had an op-ed piece printed Tuesday in the Register-Guard. According to Ian, here is the Money Quote:

The problems associated with trading traditional democratic elections for a petitionlike process shouldn’t be a surprise to Kulongoski or to Congress. In fact, the benefits of a secret ballot election should be clear to [Rep. George Miller, D-Calif] himself. He has explicitly supported such private votes in unionization elections – when they happen in Mexico.

Writing to Mexican labor authorities in 2001, Miller and 15 of his colleagues said, “We feel that the secret ballot is absolutely necessary in order to ensure that workers are not intimidated into voting for a union they might not otherwise choose.”

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