Challenger Nick Mahoney is determined to see his election results clearly counted. He's taking on the scandal-ridden incumbent, Kevin McDugle. The election night returns showed a 3-vote margin for McDugle, but 18 'provisional ballots' were unsealed at 3pm, today.
The county election board rejected 8 of the provisionals and of the remaining 10, 6 votes were cast in the Republican HD12 primary. Those returns were:
The Election board didn't announce their result until after 4pm on Friday. But candidates are required to file any recount demand by the close of the day. But they must do so in Oklahoma City!
Everyone could see this was a bad piece of legislation and I heard so many times, "I don't like this bill. But I support a yes vote" or other variations of the same sentiment. Even those that would begrudgingly support it didn't like it and knew it wasn't good enough. Why settle for less? Our state does not deserve settling for less.
"Government exists to protect us from others.
When government goes wrong is when they seek to protect us from ourselves."