Voting results from the July 27 primary elections were certified Tuesday, with one exception.
A court hearing is set for today in Tulsa County to hear the voting irregularity allegations in the Tulsa area House District 68 Democratic primary. Troy Zickefoose, who lost by four votes in the race, claims one voter who is shown to have cast a ballot is deceased.
Zickefoose, of Sand Springs, claims eight others were not qualified to vote in last week's primary. He said seven don't live at the address listed on voting information and one address is a vacant lot.
Manual recounts Tuesday of Tulsa County and Creek County precincts resulted in Zickefoose and Seth Watkins, of Tulsa, each picking up one vote, leaving Watkins with a four-vote victory, 863-859.
If a judge decides to uphold the House election results, state Election Board members will certify the results next week.
The judge can throw out the results and order a special election if it's determined enough invalid votes were cast to alter last week's results. The special election would be scheduled after the Nov. 2 general election because state law does not allow elections to be held in September or October, said state Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax.
Glen Mulready, of Tulsa, won last week's House District 68 Republican primary election. The incumbent, House Speaker Chris Benge, R-Tulsa, could not seek re-election because of term limits.
Certified election results included 60 additional provisional ballots being added to the total, Ziriax said. A total of 295 provisional ballots were cast last week. Voters without identification can cast a provisional ballot. County election board members review the ballots to make sure they are eligible to be cast in that precinct.
The addition of the provisional ballots did not change the voting percentages in the gubernatorial races. Lt. Gov. Jari Askins picked up 20 votes and Attorney General Drew Edmondson picked up 19 votes, which kept Askins' percentage at 50.3 percent. The official tally in that race has Askins with 132,591 and Edmondson with 131,097 votes.
On the Republican side, U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin, of Oklahoma City, picked up 25 votes and state Sen. Randy Brogdon, of Owasso, picked up 11, keeping Fallin's percentage at 54.8 percent and Brogdon at 39.4 percent in the four-way race.