ACRI Ballot Initiative (Oklahoma): Challenge Filed Against ACRI Initiative in OK Supreme Court

According to the Tulsa World, ten voters in Oklahoma challenged the American Civil Rights Institute (ACRI) ballot initiative against affirmative action. One contested issue is the signatures collected by the ACRI’s petition sponsors.

Chuck Thornton, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union in Oklahoma, said the signature-gathering process for the petition is rife with errors.
“When equal opportunity and the civil rights of our residents are at stake, it is critically important that the electoral process is fair, transparent and honest,” Thornton said.

He expressed confidence the petition would be thrown out of court because of faulty signature-gathering.