A Daily Oklahoman editorial laments the killing of a bill that would have created a task force to study the state’s initiative process, writing, “The initiative petition process in Oklahoma is in need of a fix.”
That’s why Representative Randy Terrill sponsored the bill. Which passed the House 86 yays to only 11 nays. But in the Senate, evenly divided between the parties, the Democrats stopped it.
As Norma Sapp, head of Oklahomans for Initiative Rights said, “This bill would simply allow legislators to find out the facts . . . and to discuss possible solutions. How can anyone be against having more information?”
Does seem a bit odd, no?
The editorial suggested, “That the bill got shelved is evidence the status quo on this issue suits some policy-makers just fine.”
Turns out, as a Democratic senator admitted, it was Attorney General Drew Edmondson who furiously lobbied behind-the-scenes against the task force.
Yes, this is the same Drew Edmondson who is persecuting the Oklahoma Three – that is, Yours Truly and two colleagues – seeking to imprison us for ten years for working on a petition drive. There’s more on our case at FreePaulJacob.com.
Edmondson also refuses to investigate instances of real petition fraud that have been brought to his office. Why? Well, it could be that the facts would hurt his case in a court challenge against Oklahoma’s petition law.
If you oppose answers, you don’t want any questions.
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.