I'd like to nominate a proven leader and life-long Tulsan, like former city councilman, Chris Medlock, or any other of about 50 people I can think of...
And why does Paul Ziriax let senators pick the last 2? Ziriax holds 2 posts in state government. He is the clerk of the senate as well as State Election Board Secretary. Maybe this is why senators have so much leverage? Perhaps the Election Board should do their own search for trusted, competent administration, rather than just ask senators during down time in the senate chamber?
Oklahoma has had many experiences with corrupted elections and those in charge of them. This just seems questionable.
Here are a few background stories. One is the Tulsa Frontier interview with Gwen Freeman. Another is a recap of the Tulsa World story on Herman Moore, a former Tulsa Election Secretary who went to prison for fraud. A third story comes from longtime Tulsa Republican, Paul Hollrah, about the terrible fraud of elections in the 60s and earlier.
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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...