Why are district attorney races so important?
County-level DAs have a huge amount of personal discretion to exercise over the disposition of huge number of cases.
According to a 2019 report issued by the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission State of Oregon Statistical Analysis Center, the rate of plea bargaining in Oregon has steadily increased to a whopping 82%, up an astonishing 15+ points since 1998.
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