Should the state's constitution be amended to affirm Oklahoma's right to perform executions?
That is what Oklahomans must decide when they vote on State Question 776.
The measure adds Section 9A of Article 2 to the state's Constitution which would establish mandates relating to the death penalty and methods of executions. If 776 is passed, it will:
According to Oklahoma Policy Institute, supporters say SQ 776 will protect the state's ability to carry out the death penalty, and that the state should be able to find a workable method of execution instead of ending executions.
Opponents of 776 say death penalty opponents will likely challenge the measure costing the state more money and resources; specifying the death penalty is not cruel and unusual punishment attempts to eliminate checks and balances within the courts; and a U.S. Supreme Court decision that the death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution would override Oklahoma's Constitution.
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