Oklahoma voters headed to the polls for runoff elections on Tuesday, in large part to pick the Republican nominee for governor. Tulsa business executive Kevin Stitt defeated Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, giving hope to Democrats who want a shot at picking off this governor’s mansion.
Polls closed at 7 pm local time/8 pm Eastern. Live results are below, powered by Decision Desk.
Oklahoma governor Republican primary runoff
Republican Gov. Mary Fallin is retiring, leaving an open seat
Kevin Stitt won on Tuesday and he will face Democrat and former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, the scion of an Oklahoma political family. Edmonson unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2010 and is trying again, with much better odds for an open seat in a year that favors Democrats.
Stitt will face a very tough battle in the general election, given how Republican the state is. Even with some surprising special election results and a recent upswell of Democratic energy, Cook rates this race Solid Republican.