Record Number Of Oklahomans Cast Votes On Super Tuesday


Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 9:54 am
By: News 9


The Oklahoma state election board reports 795,000 people came out to vote on Super Tuesday.

More than 335,000 Democrats voted, which is three times as many in 2012, but less than 2008. Nearly 460,000 Republicans cast a ballot. That's a new record for a party in a presidential primary.

For the GOP, Ted Cruz beat out Donald Trump with 34 percent of the vote. Trump had been polling several points above Cruz just days ago.

Marco Rubio came in third with 26 percent.

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Democrat Bernie Sanders upset Hillary Clinton with 52 percent of the Oklahoma vote. Clinton had been polling slightly higher in our state.

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