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05 Nov
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Democrats Call on Oklahoma Republicans to Protect the Vote

For Immediate Release
November 5, 2020

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
[email protected]

Direct Interview Contacts:

Alicia Andrews, Chair
[email protected]
918-951-6344

Scott J. Hamilton, Executive Director
[email protected]
718-216-9200

Democrats Call on Oklahoma Republicans to Protect the Vote

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party released the following statement addressing Trump’s efforts of voter suppression:

“It is sad, though not surprising, to watch the President of the United States engage in a petulant, childish temper tantrum over the most fundamental act of democracy, counting the votes,” stated Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairwoman Alicia Andrews.

“The President’s pathetic, disjointed attempts to force election officials to stop counting in some states while demanding they continue in others isn’t just sad. It is actively destructive to the legitimacy of our democracy. Trust in the electoral process is the bedrock of our democracy, and President Trump, Rudy Guliani, and their ilk are doing all they can to erode that trust.

“In any other time, with any other president, it would go without saying that such conduct is unacceptable. The condemnation from both parties would be swift and sure. But since we are in such a chaotic time with this president, I must call upon prominent Oklahoma Republicans, including Governor Stitt, Senators Lankford and Inhofe, Representatives Hern, Mullin, Cole, and Lucas, and Representative-elect Bice to publicly denounce these shameful, undemocratic tantrums and affirm that all votes count and all votes must be counted. To do any less would reveal their true commitment is to naked partisan power and not to the voters of Oklahoma and the United States of America,” concluded Andrews.

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For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdemocrats.org, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.

07 Oct
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Harris Dominates Vice Presidential Debate

For Immediate Release
October 7, 2020

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
[email protected]

Harris Dominates Vice Presidential Debate

OKLAHOMA CITY – Kamala Harris is the leader and Vice President we need for our nation.

“The Trump administration is out of control. The recent handling of the President’s positive diagnoses and the blatant disrespect for the health and safety of his secret service, close aides, top military officials, and White House staff demonstrates the lack of leadership in Washington. Tonight, Pence did nothing to show that anything has changed. He continues to foster Trump’s ego and feed into the frenzy taking place at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” stated the Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairwoman, Alicia Andrews.

“Harris stood up to Pence and showed voters that she is willing to fight the tough battles ahead of us and clean up the disastrous mess in Washington from this failed administration. She spoke to the American people with hope and change showing that she cares about our citizens. It is Harris’s leadership that our country needs to move us forward and build back better. The Oklahoma Democratic Party couldn’t be prouder to have Kamala Harris as our next Vice President of the United States,” concluded Andrews.

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For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdemocrats.org, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.

06 Oct
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DNC on Trump Pulling Out of COVID-19 Relief Package Talks

DNC on Trump Pulling Out of COVID-19 Relief Package Talks

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after Donald Trump tweeted his reckless decision to pull out of negotiations over a COVID-19 relief package:

“Donald Trump has abandoned the American people yet again. First, he cut unemployment benefits. Now he’s playing politics with lifesaving COVID relief. This pandemic is not over — average Americans are still facing overwhelmed hospitals, mass layoffs, and an uncertain future. Over 210,000 Americans have died from this virus and counting, millions are still out of work, and Donald Trump thinks we’re out of the woods? Americans need relief. They need a president who understands their suffering and will act to end this pandemic, not someone who only cares about his election prospects. Donald Trump refuses to put the American people first. That’s why we need Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the White House. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are committed to ending this pandemic, providing the American people with the relief they need and deserve, and helping our nation build back better.”

02 Oct
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Full Recovery Wishes

For Immediate Release
October 2, 2020

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
[email protected]

Interview Contacts:

Alicia Andrews, Chair
[email protected]
918-951-6344

Scott J. Hamilton, Executive Director
[email protected]
718-216-9200

Full Recovery Wishes

OKLAHOMA CITY – Statement by the Oklahoma Democratic Party on President Trump and First Lady testing positive for COVID-19:

The Oklahoma Democratic Party wishes the President and the First Lady a full recovery after testing positive for the deadly coronavirus. This virus is real and not a hoax. Our thoughts go to everyone who may have been exposed to those within the administration.

“As our country nears 210,000 deaths due to COVID, we should be reminded that while Trump and the First Lady will receive the best medical attention while recovering, too may vulnerable Americans do not have the same type of access to quality and affordable healthcare,” stated Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairwoman, Alicia Andrews.

“Now is the time to put all politics aside, and for both this administration and Congress to work together on passing the next stimulus package, protect the Affordable Healthcare Act, and show national support in following the advice of healthcare experts to protect our citizens,” concluded Andrews.

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For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdemocrats.org, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.

21 Sep
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Oklahoma Continues to Suppress Voters

For Immediate Release
September 21, 2020

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
[email protected]

Oklahoma Continues to Suppress Voters

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party and Chairwoman Alicia Andrews released the following statement on the lawsuit dismissal challenging Oklahoma’s mail-in voting laws:

“The Oklahoma Democratic Party is disappointed in U.S. District Judge John Dowell’s decision to dismiss the lawsuit stating that the current requirements requiring a notary or photocopy of a voter’s ID for mail-in ballots as a reasonable and nondiscriminatory process,” stated Andrews. “We highly disagree with the minimizing decision under the guise of protecting voter fraud versus the “minor burden” on disenfranchised voters as outlandish and is a clear pathway to voter suppression.”

“The voting process must be fair and equal for all voters, not only those fortunate to have the required technology and resources to vote. Notary and photocopying ID restrictions are burdensome to many voters who do not have easy access to a notary or photocopying machines in their homes and are scared to vote in person during a pandemic that puts Oklahoma 5th in the nation on positive cases.

“It is 2020. Outdated, archaic voting procedures need to go. We should find better ways to make voting and mail-in voting as easy as possible so that all Americans can practice their constitutional rights to vote. Barriers to the mail-in voting process do nothing more than further suppress the votes of marginalized groups and put citizens’ health at risk.

“If other states can implement safe mail-in voting procedures forgoing any notary or ID restrictions, Oklahoma can too by focusing on modernizing the process in a truly fair and nondiscriminatory manner and stop suppressing the vote. Oklahoma voters deserve to join the rest of the nation in participating in an updated, safe, and fair mail-in voting process that bolsters voters’ confidence and supports their constitutional right to be heard,” Andrews concluded.

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For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdemocrats.org, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.

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