What is the deal with Clarno?

Here's a crazy story. Oregon's lame-duck Republican secretary of state, Bev Clarno, just canned the state elections director in the middle of the ongoing election count.

Steve Druckenmiller, the veteran Linn County clerk, said Clarno's action was “dangerous and so ignorant.”

Apparently the director, Stephen Trout, wrote a memo last week suggesting that things weren't all so good, tech-wise, in Clarno's shop. Next thing you know, he's packing up his personal belongings.

They're still running Windows Server 2008.

Ah, Salem – a hot mess, as usual.