OKLAHOMA 7 Electoral Votes 
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(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Oklahoma State Election Board) 
Total Resident Population, July 1, 2016 est.
Total Registration, Nov. 1, 2016

Rep. 983,932 (45.60%)   Dem. 856,717 (39.71%)  Ind. 313,191 (14.52%)   Lib. 3,599   Am.Elect. 11
Oklahoma has: 77 counties.

Largest counties (five over 100,000): Oklahoma, Tulsa, Cleveland, Comache, Canadian.
Largest cities (four over 100,000): Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Broken Arrow. 

Governor: Mary Fallin (R) elected in 2010; re-elected in 2014. 
State Legislature: Oklahoma Legislature  House: 101 seats  Senate: 48 seats
Local: Counties, Cities, Tribes    NACO
U.S. House: 5R, 0D - 1. J.Bridenstine (R) | 2. M.Mullin (R) | 3. F.Lucas (R) | 4. T.Cole  (R) | 5. S.Russell (R).  >
U.S. Senate: James Inhofe (R) re-elected in 2014, James Lankford (R) elected in Nov. 2014 special election; re-elected in 2016.
U.S. Senate: Sen. James Lankford (R) had little difficulty in winning a full term; he defeated former teacher Mike Workman (D) of Tulsa by 980,892 votes (67.74%) to 355,911 (24.58%) and 43,321 (3.00%) for Robert T. Murphy (L), 40,405 (2.79%) for Sean Braddy (I), and 27,418 for Mark T. Beard (I).
U.S. House:
All five Members were re-elected.
State Legislature: 25 of 48 Senate seats and all 101 House seats were up.  Republicans added to already sizable majorities in both chambers, going from 71R, 30D to 75R, 26D in the House and 39R, 9D to 42R, 6D in the Senate.
Ballot Measures: Voters decided on seven statewide ballot questions.  They approved SQ776 to add a section on the death penalty to the state constitution;
SQ780, the Oklahoma Smart Justice Reform Act, to change the classification of some drug possesion and property crimes and SQ781 a related measure; and SQ792 to allow grocery and convenience stores to sell wine and regular beer.
Voters rejected SQ777 to create "guaranteed rights to engage in farming and ranching"); SQ779, "the Boren Penny Tax," to levy a one-percent sales tax to increase funding for public education, notably for teacher pay; and SQ790 to remove the prohibition against using public money or property for religious purposes. >

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The Sooner State
General Election -- Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Voting Eligible Population*: 2,773,970.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 52.4%.

Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 14, 2016.

Any registered voter can vote absentee by mail. >

Early Voting: Nov. 3, 4, and 5, 2016. >

Votes tallied in the presidential race:
Absentee Mail
Early Voting
Election Day


Official Results >

+Trump/Pence (Rep.)

Clinton/Kaine (Dem.)

Johnson/Weld (Lib.)


Overview: Oklahoma voters still have limited choices when it comes to voting for president; a lawsuit filed by Rocky De La Fuente and Jill Stein noted that, "Oklahoma has the most restrictive ballot access laws for presidential and vice presidential candidates of Independent or non-recognized political party status in the United States  (>)."
   Voter registration statistics continue to show a decades long trend to the Republican Party.  
   Donald Trump visited for a fundraiser in Norman on Sept. 17.  Tim Kaine ventured into the state on Sept. 23, for a fundraiser in Oklahoma City.  The Libertarian and Green candidates did not make it to the state. 

   When the votes were tallied Trump carried every county, amassing a plurality of 429,136 votes (36.39 percentage points).
  Trump's 65.23% of the vote was right in line with the Republican results in 2004, 2008 and 2012, while Hillary Clinton's 28.93% was the worst showing by a Democratic presidential nominee since George McGovern in 1972.  Gary Johnson's 5.75% kept the Libertarian Party qualified as a recognized party in the state.
Clinton  |  Trump
Note  on Ballot Access: On May 12, 2015 Gov. Mary Fallin (R) did sign a bill, HB2181, which reduced the petition requirement for formation of a recognized political party to three percent (3%) of the total votes cast for Governor in the last General Election.  On March 21 the State Election Board certified that the Libertarian Party had achieved the requisite 24,745 signatures.  Independent and non-recognized party candidates like De La Fuente and Stein faced a steep hurdle of 40,047 petition signatures. Also of note, on May 5, 2016 Gov. Fallin signed SB 896 reducing the number of votes required for a party to stay on the ballot to 2.5% ot the total votes cast in the top of the ticket race.
[State Primary: June 28, 2016]
Presidential Preference Primary -- Tuesday, March 1, 2016
42 Delegates: 25 District, 8 At-Large, 5 PLEO and 4 Unpledged.


43 Delegates: 3 RNC; 25 At-Large; 15 by CD (3 x 5 CDs). 


General Election Winners in Oklahoma, 1992-2012
1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012
  and the details...
General Election -- Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voting Eligible Population*: 2,619,121.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 55.8%.

Of 1,334,872 votes tallied in the presidential race:
  64,007 (4.79%) were absentee mail; and
  112,156 (8.40%) were early vote

Official Results >

Obama/Biden (Dem.)
+Romney/Ryan (Rep.)

2012 Overview
Oklahoma's restrictive ballot access laws again gave voters just two choices.  (51,739 valid signatures were required to petition.  See: Johnson press release, Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform).  Romney/Ryan won with a plurality of 447,778 votes (33.54 percentage points).  Turnout as a percentage of voting eligible population was fifth lowest of any state, after HI, WV, AR and TX.  Mitt Romney (May 9) and Ann Romney (Sept. 10) visited to do fundraisers.
Obama  |  (Romney)

General Election -- Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Voting Eligible Population*: 2,578,351.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 56.7%.

43,913 valid signatures from registered Oklahoma voters by July 15th required to place a candidate on the ballot as an Independent.

Registration: Dem. 1,079,373 (49.42%)   Rep. 859,872 (39.37%)   Ind. 244,847 (11.21%)...  Total: 2,184,092 
                           Official Results >

+McCain/Palin (Rep.)
Obama/Biden (Dem.)

2008 Overview
Despite the continued efforts of Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform, Oklahomans again had just two choices on the presidential ballot in the general election.  The outcome was very similar to 2004; McCain-Palin achieved a plurality of 457,699 votes (31.30 percentage points).  Oklahoma provided their highest share of the vote and second biggest margin of any state. +
Obama/Allies  |  McCain/Allies  |  Nader  |  Barr

General Election -- Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Every other state had at least three candidates to choose from.  Oklahoma requires 51,781 signatures to secure full party ballot access and 37,027 signatures to place a presidential candidate on the ballot.  The state does not allow write-ins.  The Oklahoma Green, Libertarian, and Constitution parties organized a None of the Above campaign to protest the exclusion of third party and independent candidates.  They encouraged Oklahoma voters to vote in state and local races but leave the presidential ballot line blank.
Note: Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform continued their efforts after the election; early in 2005 Rep. Marian Cooksey (R-Edmond) introduced a bill (HB1429) to lower the number of signatures required but the effort subsequently stalled.
Official Results 

Kerry/Edwards (Dem.)
+Bush/Cheney (Rep.)


2004 Overview
Oklahoma was the second best state for the  Bush/Cheney ticket as it improved on its 2000 showing, amassing a plurality of 455,826 votes over Kerry/Edwards (a margin of 31.14 percentage points). 

-The Oklahoman, Tulsa World, Enid News & Eagle, and The Shawnee News-Star endorsed President Bush.

-The Muskogee Daily Phoenix & Times-Democrat endorsed Senator Kerry. 

General Election -- Tuesday, November 7, 2000
For ballot access as an independent, Oklahoma requires signatures of 36,202 registered voters, the highest signature requirement, per capita, of any state in the country,   Further, Oklahoma’s signature deadline of July 15 is one of the earliest in the country (only 8 states are earlier).  Additionally, Oklahoma is one of only 7 states that don’t allow write-in votes for U.S. President.  The Nader campaign made a strong effort to achieve the required number of signatures in Oklahoma, but came up a bit short.  On Aug. 11, 2000 the campaign filed suit against the Oklahoma State Election Board in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma citing harassment in its signature gathering effort and seeking to extend the deadline to Sept. 1, 2000 (Nader v Ward, cv-00-1340-R).  Judge David Russell ruled against Nader on Aug. 30.
Official Results 

+Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
Buchanan/Foster (Ref.)
Gore/Lieberman (Dem.)
Browne/Olivier (Lib.)

2000 Overview
Gov. Bush had no trouble winning his neighboring state's eight electoral votes, gaining a plurality of 270,061 votes (21.88 percentage points).

1992 and 1996 General Elections
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Bush (Rep.)............592,929 (42.64)
Clinton (Dem.)........473,066 (34.02)
Perot (Ind.).............319,878
Marrou (Lib.)..............4,486 

Dole (Rep.)..............582,315 (48.26)
Clinton (Dem.).........488,105 (40.45)
Perot (Ref.).............130,788
Browne (Lib.)..............5,505