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Oklahoma high court: State must accept ballot petitions


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma secretary of state's office must accept a group's petitions to get a question on the November ballot that seeks to reduce the state's incarceration rate, the state's highest court ruled, dismissing concerns that doing so would be unsafe because of the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday gave Secretary of State Michael Rogers 10 days to begin vetting the 26,000 signatures collected by the Yes on 805 group, The Oklahoman reported. State Question 805 would prohibit the use of prior felony convictions to enhance sentences...

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