On June 29, the Oregon State Senate passed SB 326 again, by a vote of 25-5. It had passed once before but had to get another vote because the House had altered it. The bill is now through the legislature. It repeals the 2005 “primary screenout” and it also legalizes fusion.
A “primary screenout” is a law saying primary voters can’t sign for an independent candidate.
Assuming the Governor signs the bill, Oregon will be the second state to have expanded fusion in the last two years. Connecticut also expanded fusion recently. “Fusion” is the ability of two parties to jointly nominate the same candidate.