Anonymous Caller IDs Self as TABOR Petition Circulator in Oklahoma

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According to a motion filed Thursday with the Oklahoma Supreme Court, the individual who made an anonymous call to attorneys for individuals protesting the Taxpayer Bill of Rights petition has identified himself as a petition circulator.

In a closed session Wednesday afternoon, protestants' attorneys Mary Robertson and Jonathan Echols discussed with court referee Greg Albert and TABOR proponents' attorneys a call received during the lunch hour.

A transcript of the call was attached to a court filing later Wednesday.

The caller indicated he had information about use of out-of- state circulators and employment of illegal immigrants, as well as acquisition of Oklahoma IDs by individuals from other states.

Under state law, petition circulators must be Oklahoma residents.

Thursday, protestants' attorneys told the court that the man called back later and identified himself as one of the circulators they have been seeking.

This circulator has extremely relevant information to this protest and has agreed to come to Oklahoma City to testify for protestants as part of their case in chief - the filing states.

The caller said he could not testify until Monday, a date when no hearing is currently scheduled.

Attorneys for TABOR proponents may begin their part of the case Tuesday.

However, protestants' attorneys have not yet rested their case and have requested a continuance in order to hear testimony from the circulator. …