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    Default 2020 Legislative Season

    A general catch all thread for developments relating to new legislation proposed in Oklahoma for the 2020 season. Iíll start it off with a petition filed and one I hope passes. A proposal to change the constitution relating to redistricting and placing that authority into an independent party:

    ď A new group called People Not Politicians is spearheading a ballot initiative to create an independent commission for redistricting legislative and congressional seats in Oklahoma. Filed this afternoon with Oklahoma Secretary of State Michael Rogersí office, the proposed redistricting ballot initiative would change the Oklahoma Constitution and will need about 178,000 signatures to make a 2020 ballot.Ē

    - https://nondoc.com/2019/10/28/redist...HEZkk9l_6EgucU

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    there really is no such thing as a "independent party" in redistricting ..

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    Probably not but it seems to be a better system than what we have now, no?

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    It worked well in Canada but has mixed results in American so far. Since usually members of political parties picked the people on the commission. https://www.vox.com/2014/4/15/560428...ow-to-fix-them

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    I hope they're organized and funded well enough to get the required number of signatures. If people want it easier to bring about political change, they need to do a petition that would allow as much as a year to get enough signatures. As it is now, 90 days is too short. Some may think doing that is not necessary, because the petition to bring more Medicaid to the state got a huge, record breaking number of signatures. I never heard how they accomplished that enormous feat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoulderSooner View Post
    there really is no such thing as a "independent party" in redistricting ..
    Independent commission is not a synonym for Independent Party.
    An independent commission could be made up of individuals who are not registered with a political parry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Boss View Post
    Independent commission is not a synonym for Independent Party.
    An independent commission could be made up of individuals who are not registered with a political parry.
    I believe "independent commission" just means "not done by the legislative branch". Independent redistricting commissions are usually bi-partisan or have members of all political parties, don't think any of them are composed exclusively of people that aren't registered with a political party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Boss View Post
    Independent commission is not a synonym for Independent Party.
    An independent commission could be made up of individuals who are not registered with a political parry.
    Correct. That is an error on my part. I was confused the meaning of commission here but you are right.

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    Hopefully this be on ballots during 2020 but it could be 2021.

    https://kfor.com/2019/11/22/organize...sion-question/

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    Don't see why it should possibly be 2021. It will be interesting to see when Gov. Stitt, who is against, puts it.

    It's too expensive? With the Feds paying 90% of it we can't afford to keep turning it down.

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