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Rural Democrats become extinct species in Oklahoma

 

November 5, 2020



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For nearly 100 years in Oklahoma, Democrats controlled the Legislature in large part with lawmakers from rural parts of the state.

But like much of the nation, the number of rural Democrats in Oklahoma has been declining steadily over the past 20 years as a rural-urban political divide grew deeper and Republicans took a firmer grasp on middle America.

On Tuesday the party transition in Oklahoma became complete when the last Democrat from a rural district lost his reelection bid while the GOP picked up five more House seats to extend its advantage over Democrats to 82-...



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