Federal judge upholds Oklahoma election law as 'reasonable'
September 18, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday rejected the Oklahoma Democratic Party's lawsuit challenging the state's absentee voting rules.
In his ruling, U.S. District Judge John Dowell wrote that the state's absentee voting rules are "reasonable, nondiscriminatory and legitimate."
The state Democratic Party and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had challenged as unnecessary barriers to voting state requirements that voters casting ballots by mail have their ballots notarized or include a copy of a photo identification.
But Dowell ruled the state's interest in prevent...