Guilty plea disqualifies independent candidate Joe Sills from Oklahoma governor race

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Joe Sills' name has been removed from the ballot for Oklahoma governor after the election board determined his guilty plea disqualifies him from running.

The three-member board ruled unanimously on Monday to remove the independent candidate from the ballot.

Sills pleaded guilty to the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a felony crime, in 2000. He failed to disclose this plea.

The board also removed a Republic state Senate candidate from Lawton who also pleaded guilty to crimes in Kansas. 

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