GOP, independents, increasing in numbers in Okla.

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The number of registered Republicans and independents continues to grow in Oklahoma, but Democrats still have the advantage when it comes to registered voters.

Figures released Monday by the Oklahoma State Election Board show 46 percent of registered voters in Oklahoma are Democrats, 42 percent are Republicans and 12 percent are independents.

Despite the Democrats' advantage, the recent trend in voter registrations appears to favor Republicans and independents.

The number of registered Democrats has declined by nearly 300 since January while Republicans have added 23,500 voters and independents have picked up more than 6,200 voters.

Ten years ago, Democrats made up nearly 53 percent of registered Oklahoma voters, compared to 36 percent for Republicans and 10 percent for independents.

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  • by Joe the singing janitor on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:57 AM
    If you think voting Republican is actually any better than voting Democrat you're kidding yourself. Both parties use divisive topics to keep Americans mad at each other while they (the people who fund super pacs and political campaigns) keep lining their pockets. Its the same coin folks, which side you're looking at doesn't really matter.
  • by Independent Voter on Jun 12, 2012 at 05:45 AM
    The Dems or the GOP don't show much as far as getting the job done these days. Too extreme in oposite directions and no compromise. Most people want progress and that makes the Independent position more logical. One side always blaming the other and nobody takes any responsability or accountability. It's for sure time for a change. Neither of the old parties reflect the values that they had 40 years ago. Let's do whats best for America, not a political party.
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      by James on Jun 15, 2012 at 03:56 AM in reply to Independent Voter
      I remember the eighties, we had a president in the seventies who threw money at a recession and increased inflation just like our current president and the republican party fixed the economy so well that it lasted until 2006 when the housing market collapsed due to the liberal agenda of Clinton. So what is happening today is exactly like forty years ago and we need to get it fixed again exactly like we did back then. Vote Republican
  • by Sheryl Location: Marietta, Ok on Jun 11, 2012 at 05:12 PM
    I'm changing to Republican. This last almost four years has been a joke!
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      by James on Jun 15, 2012 at 03:57 AM in reply to Sheryl
      Anyone with brains would also.
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