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Deschutes County clerk certifies vote tally; Knopp defeats Kiely in Senate race

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Ballot returns topped 85%

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Deschutes County Clerk Nancy Blankenship said Friday she has certified the county’s Nov. 3 general election results and forwarded final results to the state.

And in one of the closest races of the election, state Sen. Tim Knopp, R-Bend, held onto his District 27 seat, defeating Democratic challenge Eileen Kiely by fewer than 1,600 votes.

Knopp, who trailed in the initial ballot count the night of Nov. 3 but took the lead overnight, finished with 49,207 votes, 1,587 more than Kiely, who garnered 47,621 votes, or about 49 percent of the total.

Since Election Day on Nov. 3, county elections staff has been adjudicating ballots to determine voter intent, counting votes, documenting votes for one “no candidate filed” race, contacting voters with signature challenges and curing signature challenges so that all votes are counted.

A total of 85.28% of the 150,696 eligible Deschutes County voters returned ballots.

“I want to thank every single one of you who cast a ballot during the 2020 general election,” Blankenship. said “We saw record early voting this year, and heard from many that were first-time voters. It’s always exciting to see residents cast ballots and make their voices heard.”

Final election results are available at www.deschutes.org/electionresults.

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    1. Agreed i cant believe republicans in other states are trying to avoid certifying a valid election for the first time in millennia, we are lucky blankenship doesnt stoop that low, many other republicans could learn a thing or two from her bipartisanship

      1. nice try. In Oregon we did not have all the ‘late ballot’ shenanigans. Ray Charles can see that things were fishy when Trump went from an alomst 700,000 vote lead to being behind the next morning. …..in one of the states that ‘stopped counting’ on election night

        1. Hey dumbot, read the article next time, in some places the late vote came in for republicans instead, like even deschutes county you gullible fool! The same late vote that won a republican senate seat also rejected comrade president- you cant have it both ways LOL #qanonidiotsmaga

  1. Enough of Knopp!!! Uhg…. We don’t need more of the same from that man. He is homophobic and extreme right wing beliefs don’t serve our community. He votes to his personal opinion not that of his constituents.

    1. Enough with the accusations,since you describe yourselves as the party of healing. When libs can’t get the racist, misogynist, or xenophobe to stick they fall back on their go to homophobe tag. If you want to see the results of a one party rule go spend so time in CA

        1. If California is so great why is everyone fleeing? Taxes too high. Home prices through the roof. Takes 2 to 4 hours to get to and from work. Yep supper. Maybe you should go there?

      1. Not accusations. I have had direct conversations with him. My son is gay and he had made some public comments that were offensive. He brings his person religious bias into his work. Look at his voting record, public comments…heck even look at his mailers during election season. I don’t want a one party rule…where are the moderates????? Any party have moderates anymore?

  2. That’s only because Republicans cheated. I heard some from some guy that some German tweeted from Germany that the voting machines were rigged and seized by the US Army and that the Democrat observers who were supposed to be there weren’t allowed to be there, but actually were there even though they weren’t allowed, and that there were 100,000 mail-in ballots that all went for Knopp–what are the chances. Everything points to a Knopp loss.

    That’s ironclad evidence that will hold up in any court. I double secret promise.

  3. I’m not a fan of Knopp, but it is what it is and he’s our man in Salem. Hope he’ll be able to work with the rest of the legislature to do what’s best for both out district and the state as a whole.

  4. Not accusations. I have had direct conversations with him. My son is gay and he had made some public comments that were offensive. He brings his person religious bias into his work. Look at his voting record, public comments…heck even look at his mailers during election season. I don’t want a one party rule…where are the moderates????? Any party have moderates anymore?

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