Politico Examines Oklahoma Amendments
|Rep. George Faught|
says one measure assists
Oklahomans’ fear that they are under threat was palpable — the initiative was known as the “Save our State” amendment.
Two other initiatives also passed that day — one making English the required language for all “official actions,” the other that all voters must show a photo ID.
This English-only measure, said Rep. George Faught, would help immigrants assimilate into the U.S. culture and economy — implying that immigrants are not learning English now. The voter identification law was motivated by fears that undocumented immigrants, who are not entitled to vote, were flocking to polls and fraudulently casting ballots.
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