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Candidate names: How similar is ‘too similar’ under state law? (access required)

It was fairly clear—the Oklahoma Supreme Court certainly thought so—that the State Election Board was correct to strike the name of Richard W. Freeman Jr. from the judicial ballot in 1998.

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Judicial candidate survives contest before State Election Board (access required)

Former Pittsburg County Special Judge Bill Layden was indicted in September 2011 on conspiracy to obstruct an embezzlement investigation probing allegations surrounding the handling of funds from drug court fees.

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Almost half of state House re-elected without opposition (access required)

Once again—the same thing happened two years ago—about half of the 101 members of the state House of Representatives drew no challengers during the three-day filing period that ended at 5 p.m. Friday.

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Second-day filing slower than usual at 71 candidates (access required)

After a massive first day of 419 candidates, the second day of this week’s filing period on Thursday ended with only 71 individuals submitting declarations of candidacy.

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New criminal record disclosure requirement catches first ‘yes’ check during election filing (access required)

A new line on the Oklahoma “Declaration of Candidacy” form requiring filers to disclose whether they have been convicted of or have an outstanding warrant for any felony or a misdemeanor involving embezzlement was checked for the first time Wednesday by a candidate for county commissioner in Cotton County, records show.

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BREAKING: Election filing tops 400 (access required)

The final candidate count on the first day of filing for the 2014 elections: 419. In recent memory, the next-highest first-day total in a gubernatorial year was 419, in 2006. Filing continues Thursday and Friday.

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More than 500 candidates expected to file for office next week (access required)

If you take an average of the number of candidates who have filed for office in the last three gubernatorial election years, about 585 people may show up at the Capitol beginning next Wednesday to file for the legislature, Congress, one of several state offices, a judgeship or district attorney’s office—about 70 percent of them on the first day.

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By the numbers: Dems, Repubs almost neck-and-neck in Oklahoma voter registration (access required)

Oklahoma’s 1.98 million registered voters are almost evenly split between Democrats—still in the lead at 44.8 percent—and Republicans, who now make up 43.2 percent of the electorate.

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Court: Law so clearly targeted at Muslim Sharia law it cannot survive legal challenge (access required)

 A law that Oklahoma voters approved by more than a 70 percent majority is so obviously and unconstitutionally focused on excluding the use of or reference to Muslim Sharia law in Oklahoma court cases that it cannot stand, according to an order issued Thursday afternoon by an Oklahoma City federal judge.

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More register as Republicans, independents in 2012 (access required)

Oklahomans registering as Republicans and independents increased their percentage of the state’s voter registrations last year, helping to boost the total to more than 2.1 million, according to data from the State Election Board.

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