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Fewer straight-party votes cast in Oklahoma
About 10 percent fewer Oklahomans voted straight party on this year’s ballot compared with four years ago. About 120,000 fewer straight-party Republican votes were cast this year, even though the president, a Democrat, failed to win a single county.
Voters this year may have avoided voting straight-party Republican because of popular Democratic candidates in county and legislative races, he said.
This 2008 sample ballot allowed voters to choose among categories of races to vote straight party, compared to 2012, where there was one overall straight party option. Fewer Oklahomans chose straight party this year.
Ziriax said an individually marked race...
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