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Congrats, voters
Oklahomans got out and voted Tuesday in
a variety of races from the GOP gubernatorial
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Several races were tight and almost too close
2018 to call. The attorney general’s race and the Re-
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tions to the political winners, losers and the vot-
ers who went to the polls to decide the races.
People who cast their ballots were interested
enough in the political process to help decide
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step in deciding who the ultimate representatives
will be. In November, voters will once again go
to the polls and decide winners in all races. It’s
possible Oklahoma voters will turn out in record
numbers because of the governor’s race.
Oklahomans across the political spectrum are
tired of the good ol boy system so Republicans
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nor’s chair. However, Kevin Stitt showed a re-
silience Tuesday that might propel him to the
governor’s mansion.
Still, the GOP and its leadership have failed
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and voters won’t forget that between now and
the general election.
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candidate Drew Edmondson is part of the old
guard that ruled Oklahoma for decades. Who’s
to say voters will be willing to return to that time
period?
At the legislative level, several Republican
incumbents were voted out Tuesday and new-
comers are hoping to make their way to the state
Capitol where they will inherit the longstanding
budget problems. New lawmakers won’t neces-
sarily solve Oklahoma’s problems unless they
develop and implement new ideas and strategies
that can pull the state out of its economic woes.
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absolutely nothing. New lawmakers must be
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inherit old problems. The question is will they
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