Petition seeks wine sales in Okla. grocery stores

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A group that supports the sale of wine in Oklahoma grocery stores is launching a signature drive to allow voters to decide whether the state's largest counties should have the option.

Oklahomans for Modern Laws filed their initiative petition Tuesday with the Secretary of State's office. The group now has 90 days to gather signatures from about 155,000 registered voters in the state to have the issue placed on the November ballot.

If approved by voters, the state's 15 largest counties could hold an election to determine if wine sales would be allowed in grocery stores. Under current law, wine and beer in excess of 3.2 percent alcohol can only be sold in liquor stores.

The most populated Texoma county is Carter County, which ranked 16th according to the 2010 Census.

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  • by Sam Location: Walton on Apr 5, 2012 at 12:29 PM
    More millions for WalMart. Why bother?
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      by Not Necessarily on Apr 5, 2012 at 04:38 PM in reply to Sam
      You will likely see more competition for WalMart if the sale of wine is allowed. There are some chains that won't come here because of this archaic law.
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        by Sam on Apr 16, 2012 at 05:59 AM in reply to Not Necessarily
        Sure, like the Texas Walmarts have beer/wine competition? Unless you count Sam's wholesale.
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