Democratic two-thirds majority in Oregon not out of reach

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 2018, Democrats won a three-fifths supermajority both in the state Senate and House. Despite this, more than a hundred bills perished during legislative sessions due to Republican Walkouts. Oregon is one of only four states that has quorum rules that requires two-thirds of lawmakers to be in attendance in order to vote. In the November Democrats hope to gain enough new seats that they will reach a two-thirds supermajority, meaning Republican walkouts would not affect whether bills can be voted on or not. Sixteen of the 30 seats in Senate are up for re-election and all 60 seats in the House.