The big story Tuesday night was the midterm shellacking Democrats took. Less amplified was the rejection of a law to provide drivers licenses to illegal immigrants in the blue state of Oregon.
Measure 88 put the state’s law to grant people who cannot provide proof that they are in the U.S. legally to obtain drivers licenses up for a popular vote. The measure failed, 67.4 percent to 32.6 percent, according to Oregon Live.
The state law would have allowed illegal immigrants to get drivers licenses that would last for four years.
The Daily Signal reports that the measure appeared on the ballot after the anti-illegal immigration group Oregonians for Immigration Reform collected enough signatures for a referendum on the measure that the legislature signed into law last year.
According to the Associated Press, this is the first time the issue of drivers licenses for illegal immigrants has been turned over to the voters to decide.
Some 160,000 illegal immigrants live in Oregon, according to the AP.