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Judge is Set to Decide Race for Oklahoma House Seat
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- The loser in a race for an Oklahoma House seat says there were so many irregularities in the Norman-area election that it's impossible to tell who really won.
Republican Aaron Stiles defeated Democrat Paula Roberts by 16 votes, but Roberts' lawyer says Judge Tracy Shumacher should order a new election.
Lawyer Gregory Bledsoe says evidence of 10 irregularities presented Tuesday calls the election results into question. He says provisional ballots cast by voters who did not have a valid voter ID were treated differently than those from candidates who did have a voter ID, in violation of the Constitution.
Roberts also says ineligible voters were allowed to cast ballots while some registered voters were barred from voting.
Shumacher did not rule and will hear more testimony Nov. 30.
Posted: Wednesday, November 21 2012, 05:27 AM CST
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Rogers County holds off on certifying tax election
May 22, 2013 12:30 GMT
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) -- The Rogers County Election Board has voted to not certify results of a recent sales tax election after a resident filed a complaint alleging the county didn't give proper legal notice of the election.
Voters in Rogers County approved a 1-cent sales tax during a May 14 election. But a resident filed a challenge to the election results, saying the county didn't properly publish a legal notice of the election in a county newspaper before the vote.
The Claremore Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/13HOCr8 ) that the election board voted Tuesday to not certify the election results until after a hearing is held next week on the complaint. The hearing is set for May 28 before District Judge Dwayne Steidley.
Information from: Claremore Daily Progress, http://www.claremoreprogress.com
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