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Democrats hopeful with 3 Oklahoma legislative seats at stake


November 15, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democrats were hoping to maintain their recent momentum as polls opened Tuesday for special elections to fill two vacant seats in Oklahoma Senate and one in the state House that had been held by Republicans.

It won't be easy. Oklahoma is among the most conservative states in the U.S. and there are nearly twice as many registered Republicans as Democrats in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas, where polls will stay open until 7 p.m.

But the elections come at a time of voter frustration over years of state budget shortfalls and recent scandals that led to the resignation...

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