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The lawsuit stems from reports about comments Yates made June 8 while being interviewed on "The Pat Campbell Show" on KFAQ. During the interview, Yates denied the existence of systemic racism and, in discussing police shootings, said: “And by the way, all the research says … we’re shooting African-Americans about 24% less than we probably ought to be based on the crimes being committed.”
Two Democratic Party groups argued notarization, witness and photo ID requirements to cast a mailed-in ballot in Oklahoma “impose undue burdens on the right to vote in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments.”
A Labor Department report shows 4,735 first-time claims were filed in Oklahoma during the week ending Saturday, compared to a revised total of 6,602 the week prior.
The U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday that 5,125 workers filed initial claims during the week ending Saturday with the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, according to unadjusted figures.