PORTLAND, OR -- Oregonians had strong opinions on the four statewide ballot measures, but only two showed clear outcomes as of Wednesday. Measure 112 - removing language allowing involuntary servitude as punishment for crime appears to be passing. The ACLU celebrated the win, "We are so grateful to Oregonians with lived experience of incarceration, and the young people at Willamette University who got Measure 112 on the ballot. And, we are so grateful to Oregonians who said no to slavery." Another supporter said Tuesday night, "This part of the Constitution enshrines one of the darkest parts of our nation’s history. But tonight we move it forward. We just want to be clear that there is still more work to do to bring equity."
Measure 111, ensuring affordable healthcare access, and Measure 114, requiring a permit to buy firearms were still too close to call, as of Wednesday morning. Click HERE for the latest statewide totals.