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(Madeline Hancock)
  • Madeline Hancock

Democrats outnumber Republicans in Oklahoma. Before liberals get too excited, it’s important to remember that Democrats had an advantage when Republicans took back control of the state house several years ago and that lead has since narrowed to 5,000 voters.

If this is the case, then why don’t more Democrats win elections? There are a wide range of factors that might include low Democrat turnout and the evolution of Democrat voters becoming more conservative in recent years, at least when they consider national politics.

At some point over the next few months, Republicans could take the lead in the number of registered voters, and then Democrats will have nothing real to hang their hat on when it comes to politics in the Sooner State.

Democrats don’t control the Senate, the House or the governor’s chair. For a few more weeks, they can at least celebrate having more registered voters, for whatever that’s worth.

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