Following a lengthy and contentious hearing before the Oklahoma Election Board, State Representative Sean Roberts was unanimously ordered(3-0) to take a red pen and strike out the words "the Patriot" from his original candidate filing form.
State Labor Commissioner, Leslie Osborn, sought to have Roberts completely thrown off the ballot for daring to include a nickname he has increasingly been referred to by.
Fellow Representative and arch enemy, Chris Cannady, testified against Roberts, while disgraced for AG Mike Hunter served as Osborn's legal counsel.
Cannady testified that his definition (listen to audio) of a 'patriot' is higher than most. He indicated that his is measured by how much an individual has sacrificed in military battle for his country.
The problem with that redefinition is that it would declare the Revolutionary Minutemen as insurrectionists and the 'Red Coats' who raided the Lexington & Concord armories as "the Patriots".
None the less, Roberts did not convince the election board that the public 'generally' knows him as "the Patriot".
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By Jackson Lahmeyer
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Talk radio legend, Eddie Huff, does a weekly Saturday podcast with David Van of Sooner Politics. This weekend, Randy Krehbiel of the Tulsa World came to the studio to help us break down a massive 2022 election bracket.
Additionally, Republicans will be assured 8 additional Senate seats because only Republicans filed. One Senate seat will be resolved between Democrat candidates.
Of the 24 Senate seats not up for election this year, 23 are Republican, 1 is Democrat. This means only 6 of the 48 senate seats will be a November decision. Republicans therefor retain at least a 75% majority of the Oklahoma Senate.
In the Oklahoma State House of Representatives, 22 more Reps will be decided among Republicans, since only Republicans filed. Democrats will pick up 1 additional seat when they decide between an exclusively Democrat list of candidates.
This means Republicans already retain 50 of the 101 offices. Democrats have secured 9. So, just 42 House seats will be determined by the November elections.
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