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Supporters of an initiative petition that would legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma delivered boxes of signatures to the Secretary of State’s office Thursday, but they aren’t sure if they have enough signatures to put the measure on November’s ballot.

The group Oklahomans for Health needs nearly 66,000 signatures. Chip Paul is a medical researcher and co-chair of the organization. He says at last count - about a week and a half ago – volunteers had 50,000 and continued to gather signatures right up to the deadline.

Supporters of a medical marijuana petition are facing a Thursday deadline to get about 66,000 signatures to get the issue placed on the ballot in November.

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with former State Representative Joe Dorman, a board member for Oklahomans for Health, about the group's progress.

You can see the map of petition sites at oklahomansforhealth.com.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the first day of filing for political office which saw at least 30 people involved with education sign up to take on challengers and, shortly before that, Governor Fallin held a press conference to unveil her new plan to fix the $1.3 billion shortfall in the upcoming budget.

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Former Oklahoma state representative and gubernatorial candidate Joe Dorman has announced that he will take up a one-year term on Rush Springs' City Council following the resignations of two members.

The Express-Star reports that Dorman made his announcement Tuesday, and that he will not run for the seat. Marvin Loeffler resigned from the council about little over a month ago, while Brian Hale recently announced he was stepping down. Both resigned for personal reasons.

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Oklahomans are heading to the polls today with one of the biggest decisions being who will lead the state as Governor.

The incumbent Republican is facing a Democratic and an independent challenger in today’s election.

It’s early evening on a Wednesday at a comic book shop in northwest Oklahoma City as Representative Joe Dorman walks in to meet with people.

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the upcoming election, voter turnout and any predictions.


KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about some of the more exciting races in the upcoming general election including Governor, Superintendent and Congressional District 5.


In This Week in Oklahoma Poltics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the move by the U.S. Supreme Court which allowed for same sex marriages in Oklahoma.


On Sunday, our partners at OETA hosted an analysis on last week's gubernatorial debate between Governor Mary Fallin and State Representative Joe Dorman.

Hosted by OETA's Dick Pryor, the Oklahoma Forum panel includes Rachel Hubbard of KOSU, Shawn Ashley of eCapitol, Rick Green of The Oklahoman, and Brandon Lenoir of Oklahoma State University.

The statewide general election takes place on Tuesday, November 4 and early voting begins Thursday, October 30. More information at ok.gov/elections.

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