PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Governor Kate Brown's executive order that created a unified command between local law enforcement agencies in Portland has been extended.

The executive order was set to expire at 5 p.m. Wednesday, but will now continue until Friday, Nov. 6, until 5 p.m. - unless earlier rescinded or extended, according to the governor's office.

The order, which was issued on Monday, is meant to "keep the peace and protect free speech" in Portland as the country awaits election results.

Under the order, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police are put in joint command of public safety in Portland.

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The plan also includes support from the Portland Police Bureau and the Oregon National Guard. Soldiers are standing by and will be deployed into the city if needed.

“Across the United States, elections officials are working hard to ensure that every vote is counted, and it may be several days until we know the results of this election. It’s important to trust the process, and the system that has ensured free and fair elections in this country through the decades, even in times of great crisis," said Gov. Brown. “All Oregonians have the right to free expression and peaceful assembly. But political violence, intimidation, and property destruction will not be tolerated. We are all in this together––so let’s work together to keep our fellow Oregonians safe.”

A demonstration was held in Portland on Election Day, but attendees remained peaceful.

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So many in this country who are hard working folks do not support the democrats then why do they win? Y'all have set out to destroy the president from day one. Even before that. Never have the 2 parties worked together. What have you done for 4 years? How have you helped the American people? All you have done is attack the president, constantly. This state, is a cess pool, and now that herion and meth addicts can find less persecution here we can expect the sludge to thicken. The left coast blows.... Australia sounds good, Sweden, anywhere but Oregon...

Charlatan

Cool, so quit talking and get to moving. You won't be missed. Bye now.

Toothache

Definitely the worst governor Oregon has ever had. At least in the last fifty years or so.

FedUp

Truer words were never spoken!

commentor

Most assuredly @Toothache. She is by far and away the absolute worst governor this state has ever seen.

Worst PDX Mayor Ever

Well Katelyn..I certainly trust those in red jurisdiction to get the count right. Blue? Uhh..not so much. You guys started showing your true colors the moment Trump announced his candidacy, and you've embarrassed yourselves ever since. Your party will do or say anything to get back into power, so you can control all of us. I've never seen a collection of more sick human beings in my entire life, than the democrat party.

FedUp

They certainly aren't the Democratic party of old!!! I agree with you...they can't be trusted. They need to go down! I am astonished that anyone would support them with their behavior and mentality. It verges on evil! Ms. Brown needs to let the authorities BE the authority and do their job the way they're trained to do it. She can just sit there and push her pencil!

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