Another legal challenge has been filed in Tulsa County against Oklahoma’s new voter-identification law.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday against the state Election Board asserts that the impact of that law, approved by state voters in November, will create “serious interference” with the unrestricted right to vote for voters who “do not have appropriate identifying credentials or who are unwilling to accept any level of this statewide infringement on the right to vote.”
Delilah Christine Gentges, a Tulsa County resident, is the plaintiff in the lawsuit, which was filed by Tulsa attorney James Thomas.
Gentges has been a plaintiff and Thomas the attorney in now-dismissed lawsuits filed previously that challenged state questions involving “official English” and voter-identification issues.
In May, the state Supreme Court declined to intervene in a Tulsa County lawsuit filed by Thomas that a judge had required to move to Oklahoma County to proceed with its challenge to the constitutionality of State Question 746, dealing with voter identification.