The voting was held open by the leadership for over an hour. After about 7 minutes, Scott Inman stepped into the room and verbally notified the clerk of his attendance and his vote. He did not stick around.
Then persuasion happened outside the chamber, when the Republican leadership and their minions left the room with Martinez & Frix. About the time the group returned, Avery Frix became an additional 'No' vote. In the end, only Ryan Martinez & Avery Frix (freshmen from Edmond & Muskogee) were persuaded to switch to a 'Yea' vote. Martinez flipped his vote , followed a minute or so later by Frix; and the roll was closed shortly thereafter.
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...