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GOP Senate Candidate's Tweet Of Ballot May Have Broken The Law

"No person shall show the person's own marked or punched ballot to another person to reveal how it was marked or punched."

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Dr. Monica Wehby, a a Portland-based pediatric neurosurgeon vying for the Republican nomination for Senate in Oregon sent this tweet of her ballot today.

Just dropped my ballot in the mail. Have you voted yet? Be sure to vote early and tell five of your friends too.

Dr. Monica Wehby@MonicaForOregon

Just dropped my ballot in the mail. Have you voted yet? Be sure to vote early and tell five of your friends too.

02:01 PM - 3 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

According to Oregon state law, it is illegal to show your own marked ballot to another person.

[(10)] (9) No person shall show the person's own marked or punched ballot to another person to reveal how it was marked or punched.

The Center for Citizen Media says the ambiguity of the law makes it unclear if this action is illegal since the language leaves the law up to interpretation.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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