Oklahoma Cannabis Activists Allege Fake Petition Numbers

Oklahoma Cannabis Activists Allege Fake Petition Numbers

A former Green the Vote board member said the campaign gathering signatures to put recreational marijuana on the ballot grossly inflated its totals.

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August 7, 2018
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The campaign gathering signatures to put recreational marijuana on the ballot grossly inflated its totals in the weeks before turning them over to state officials, a former Green the Vote board member said Monday.

Dody Sullivan, who said she left the organization a week ago, said the signature count for State Question 797 on July 31 was 31,244, drastically short of the roughly 124,000 needed to put it on the ballot. In the same video, Tulsa chapter leader Ashley Mullen-Lowry said when she was last in the office Saturday, there were just over 73,000 signatures but she added there were still many petition forms from the Oklahoma City area waiting to be turned in.

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That week, Green the Vote President Isaac Caviness told the Tulsa World that the petition had exceeded the minimum amount of signatures with 132,537 already in the office and counted.

The signatures are due in the secretary of state's office on Wednesday.

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