(Salem, OR) -- The Oregon Supreme Court will take up the question of whether New York Times columnist Nick Kristof can run for governor. The court agreed to hear arguments from the Democratic candidate's legal team and Secretary of State Shemia Fagan on January 27th.

Fagan argues that Kristof has failed to meet the three-year residency requirement laid out in the Oregon Constitution due to residency in New York, having a New York drivers license, and voting in New York in 2020. Kristof claims he and his family have owned a residence in his hometown of Yamhill for decades, and pay Oregon taxes.

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