Key races for governor and the House are on the ballot in Tuesday’s Oklahoma runoff primaries.
Oklahoma voters head to the polls for runoff elections on Tuesday. Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and Tulsa business executive Kevin Stitt face off in the Republican primary for governor, which was winnowed from 10 candidates to two in June.
Polls close at 7 pm local time/8 pm Eastern. Live results are below, powered by Decision Desk.
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Oklahoma governor Republican primary runoff
Republican Gov. Mary Fallin is retiring, leaving an open seat
Whether Mick Cornett or Kevin Stitt wins on Tuesday, the Republican will face Democrat and former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, the scion of an Oklahoma political family. Edmonson unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2010 and is trying again, with much better odds for an open seat in a year that favors Democrats.
Still, he will face a very tough battle in the general election, given how Republican the state is. Even with some surprising special election results and a recent upswell of Democratic energy, Cook rates this race Solid Republican.
Author: Ella Nilsen