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Suit alleges Pruitt ballot rewrite misleads Oklahoma voters

Posted at 3:56 PM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 16:57:08-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Attorneys for medical marijuana supporters allege in a lawsuit that Republican Attorney General Scott Pruitt rewrote a proposed ballot question to mislead and confuse voters into thinking they were voting to fully legalize marijuana in the state.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday with the state Supreme Court on behalf of Oklahomans for Health, a group that gathered enough signatures to have the question placed before voters.

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Attorney David Slane, who filed the lawsuit, accuses Pruitt of being biased against the proposal and rewriting the question to confuse voters.

A Pruitt spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Last month, the Supreme Court rewrote the ballot titles of two criminal justice initiatives and said in a ruling that Pruitt's rewrites were "misleading and partial."

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