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Oklahoma wine petition postponed

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August 6, 2012

Oklahoma

By Johanna Herman

TULSA, Oklahoma: After getting clearance to circulate a petition on the sale of wine in grocery stores in some counties in the state, proponents have decided to postpone the petition until 2013 to get it on the 2014 ballot. Due to protests being filed against the petition, it was further delayed and if it had continued on its current path would have cut far to close to the November election, in the opinion of proponents. The group Oklahomans for Modern Laws, was the force behind the petition and thought that getting signatures in by October was too short to educate voters about the issue. The group decided that the timeline which the petition was currently on was not ideal and decided to pursue the issue next year where there would be more time and flexibility with getting the issue on the ballot successfully. The group would need to collect around 155,000 valid signatures to place the issue on to the ballot.[1]

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