Voters take to the polls for Okla. primary runoff

CARTER COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - It was a busy day Tuesday as hundreds of people cast their votes to decide on who they want to see on the November ballot for the general election.

Over 300 came out to the Southwest Baptist Church Tuesday to vote for state and congressional seats in the runoff primary election.

A big race on the ballot is the runoff for the Republican nomination for governor between the former Mayor of Oklahoma City Mick Cornett and Mortgage Company founder Kevin Stitt.

"I think the winner will be determined by who does the best job at getting their supporters to the polls," Cornett said.

"We think it's going to be a tight race so we are telling all of our vote rs to get out.," Stitt said.

On the Libertarian side it's Veteran and Police dispatcher Chris Powell against Auto Paints Wholesale manager Rex Lawhorn.

The winners face Democrat Drew Edmondson in November.

"We don't need a political run state, we need a conscious running state - people that believe in running it right and not just because of pressures," voter John O'Hanlon said.

Officials working the election in Carter County say they've seen a steady amount of people throughout the day.

They also report they've seen more than double the amount of people who came out to early voting this past weekend.

"Everyone who's fought and died for that privilege, it's really important that we take advantage of it and we certainly can't complain if we don't vote," voter Estelle Fight said.

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