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Letter: No need for ballot curing legislation
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Letter: No need for ballot curing legislation

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Oklahoma is known to have one of most secure election systems in the nation.

The 2020 presidential election saw 1,560,699 votes cast in the Sooner state. Of those votes, 18% were cast as absentee ballots, an unusually high number. In the 2016 presidential election, absentee ballots accounted for only 7% of total votes cast.

In 2020, 1.8% of all absentee ballots were rejected for various reasons even after COVID-19 rules simplified the process.

There is no need to change the existing system by addressing the 1.8% when 98.2% correctly cast their ballot. Putting a “cure” remedy would delay results and place an additional burden on our election board.

Editor’s note: Bob Jack is the former chairman of the Tulsa County Republican Party.

Letters to the editor are encouraged. Send letters to tulsaworld.com/opinion/submitletter.


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