SQ798 allows the legislature more powers, and the voters will have less.
Oklahoma's constitution is 108 years old. It has it's problems and we citizens have amended it more than 150 times. But there is a current state question we should reject. The title of SQ798 says that;
When Democrat Gov. David Hall was convicted of felonies, removed from office, and went to prison; the people were confident in the lieutenant governor they had voted for. George Nigh was elected separate from Hall and enjoys a high regard for independence and integrity.
Nigh was not a crony of Hall and was free of the tainted image that Hall had become known for. Oklahomans then elected Nigh to 2 additional terms as governor.
We don't know what rules the legislature would would choose for selecting a candidate for lieutenant governor. But SQ798 empowers the legislature to choose how the menu is prepared for us. You can bet that if a candidate for governor gets to pick his running mate, then powerful influences and deep pockets will be a big factor. No wonder the Oklahoma Chamber endorses this state question. Some may be able to buy the slot with wealthy lobbyists helping "get their man picked".
This would perpetually give the legislature a power which is currently constitutionally established for the people to determine. Oklahoma's voters don't want any change to be vague and subject to endless legislative bills.
We should instead ask the legislature to present their alternative to the current process and then we can vote on that option in a future state question.
That way the people reserve the power to implement constitutional changes rather than legislative whims.
In 1993, Gov. David Walters faced indictments for allegedly 'selling' influential govt. positions in exchange for campaign contributions. He got a 'sweetheart' plea deal and only pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. But SQ798 could allow a candidate to sell the Lieutenant Governor slot to the highest bidder.