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Monday, April 25, 2022, 5:28 PM

The Oklahoma Election Board today denied an effort by candidate Matt Price to challenge the eligibility of District Attorney Larry Edwards.

Price’s challenge alleged that Edwards wasn’t eligible to run for the office he now holds, saying he wasn’t registered to vote in the district in time.

The election board, however, ruled that Edwards was in fact registered in time and his candidacy is therefore legitimate.

“As your current Muskogee County district attorney, my number one priority is the protection of the citizens of Muskogee County,” Edwards said just now. “Rather than focusing my attention on the first day of a three-week jury docket and preparing to try cases, I was forced to appear in Oklahoma City on a frivolous attempt to get me stricken from the ballot. As expected, the State Election Board listened to the facts of the case and ruled that I was within the law to appear as a candidate. It was unfortunate that the board’s time was wasted on a meritless issue at taxpayer expense.”

The board ruled this afternoon in Edwards’ favor.

“Election integrity is of the utmost importance to me,” Price said after the ruling “As your next District Attorney, I will always seek to make sure the rules are followed like I have done today. I will move forward to victory on Election Day by continuing to serve my hometown.”

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