Trump wins state, presidency

Republican Donald Trump and his vice president Mike Pence, won the presidency and Oklahoma by a land slide in the Nov. 8 general election.

Trump was elected president of the U.S. The final results were announced around 1:45 a.m. Nov. 9 by all major news outlets, including The Associated Press.

The presidential candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win. Trump defeated Clinton 276 to 218.

In Oklahoma, Trump defeated Republican Hillary Clinton and Libertarian Gary Johnson with more than 65 percent of the votes, according to the Oklahoma State Election Board. These results were known soon after polls closed on the evening of Nov. 8.

Senate and House a majority Republican.

State results include Republican James Lankford winning U.S. Senator with 67.7 percent of the votes.

All U.S. Representatives voted in were Republican. Those elects include:

  • Markwayne Mullin winning District 2 with 70.61 percent of the votes,
  • Frank Lucas winning District 3 with 78.29 percent of the votes,
  • Tom Cole winning District 4 with 69.64 percent of the votes, and
  • Steve Russell winning District 5 with 57.10 percent of the votes.
There is a long list of State Senators and Representatives, but they can all be found here.
Judicial retention rate includes all judges retaining their office. Those judges include:
  • James R. Winchester, Supreme Court District 5,
  • Douglas L. Combs, Supreme Court District 8,
  • Clancy Smith, Court of Criminal Appeals District 1,
  • Robert L. Hudson, Court of Criminal Appeals District 2,
  • Tom Thornbrugh, Court of Civil Appeals District 3,
  • John F. Fischer, Court of Civil Appeals District 3, and
  • Larry Joplin, Court of Civil Appeals District 4.
Oklahomans voted for the State Questions as followed:
  • Yes to SQ 776, which covers the death penalty, and clarifies whether the death penalty is fair, or cruel and unusual punishment. Voting yes means the death penalty will be in affect and left up tot he legislature.
  • No to SQ 777, which is known as “The Right to Farm.” SQ 777 was generally called the most confusingly worded and controversial by voters on Nov. 8.
  • No to SQ 779, which would’ve gave teachers a $5,000 pay raise by creating a limited purpose fund to improve public education with the use of increased sales tax.
  • Yes to SQs 780 and 781, bills that address sentencing reform. The two SQs work in tandem to raise the monetary amount for a felony, as well as allow the increase of money to be reinvested into mental health funding. SQ 780 reclassifies certain low-level offenses from a felony to a misdemeanor and SQ 781 will give the county the money saved. These questions had to be passed together.
  • No to SQ 790, a SQ that comes after controversy with the Ten Commandments monument at the State Capitol. If passed, it would have repealed Article 2, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution, which prohibits government from using public money or property for the direct or indirect benefit of any religion or religious institutions.
  • Yes to SQ 792, a bill that reforms the state’s liquor laws. This SQ will repeal Article 28 of the Oklahoma Constitution and replace it with a new set of laws governing alcoholic beverages, making it so that general stores such as Wal-Mart would have a stronger role in alcohol business manufacturing. The mandate also increases the strength and potency of the liquor.

Disclaimer: These results are unofficial and unverified results. They are posted to the Election Board’s website as they are received. They will not include provisional ballot results until after 5 p.m. Nov. 11.

 

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