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Kristof asks Oregon high court to overturn residency decision

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Nicholas Kristof

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Former New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof filed a petition with the Oregon Supreme Court, asking the justices to quickly overturn Secretary of State Shemia Fagan's determination that he does not meet the state Constitution's three-year residency requirement to run for governor.

While such a matter would typically first work its way up through the court system, beginning at the circuit level, Kristof argued Oregon's high court should put an end to questions about his residency well before a March 17 deadline to qualify for the May Democratic primary ballot, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting.

If the justices do not find reason to force Fagan to overturn her decision, Kristof requested that she be forced to explain in court why she would not approve his candidacy.

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