The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

May 17, 2012

Execution poll results


Associated Press

— Oklahoma, down to one three-drug cocktail for executions, recently switched to pentobarbital, commonly used in animal euthanasia. What should Oklahoma do?

Continue executions with pentobarbital or switch back to sodium thiopental, both of which are becoming hard to find because manufacturers aren’t selling them to executing prison systems. (48 votes, 17.98 percent)

Go back to the electric chair or firing squad. (166 votes, 62.17 percent)

Implement a death penalty moratorium. (53 votes, 19.85 percent)