Assistant District Attorney Carol Dillingham represented the Cleveland County Election Board and Robert McCampbell represented Stiles.
McCampbell said the request should have come before the hearing started, not after it was underway. He said if Roberts’ attorneys did not like the way the judge was ruling, that was not cause to ask the judge to recuse that far into the hearing.
Schumacher declined to disqualify herself.
Asked whether Roberts’ team of attorneys is building a case for the Oklahoma Supreme Court, attorney Barry Roberts said a good lawyer always looks at the broader issues, but that is not the driving force in this case.