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More new Oklahoma voters register as independents

By CURTIS KILLMAN - Tulsa World Modified: September 16, 2013 at 8:22 am •  Published: September 16, 2013
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Since state Election Board officials removed about 145,294 inactive voters from the rolls earlier this year, something odd has occurred.

The number of independent voters registering to vote since the purge has outpaced registrations of both the Republican and Democrat parties.

Independents have added 4,582 new voters to their ranks since the March purge, a World analysis of voter records indicates. Republicans have added 1,544 new voters. Democrats, meanwhile, have seen their ranks shrink by 3,306 voters.

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