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Statement from Senate Democratic Leader on State Question 802

Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, issued the following statement in response to Governor Kevin Stitt’s announcement that State Question 802 will be on the ballot for the June 30th Primary Election:

“After many years of legislative attempts to address this issue failed to advance, Oklahomans will finally have a chance to vote on Medicaid expansion. Oklahoma Senate Democrats have long advocated for our state to accept federal funds for Medicaid expansion. A record number of Oklahomans signed the petition to place this state question on the ballot.

“In the midst of this pandemic, we need to make sure Oklahoma voters have an opportunity to weigh in on this important issue. Oklahomans must have plenty of options to vote on State Question 802, including on Election Day, through expanded early voting hours, or with a mail in ballot. We look forward to working with our colleagues in the Legislature and the Oklahoma State Election Board to get this done.”