“Oklahoma is the reddest state in the nation,” Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb said to whoops and hollers. That sentiment was echoed throughout the evening with many references to the state being “the reddest of the red.”
Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, took the stage with cheers after his race was called early in the evening.
“Were trying to carry a message about what we believe as Oklahomans,” he said.
News that the state’s Legislature would also likely gain more Republicans drew cheers as well.
Rep. T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, speaker-designate of the state House of Representatives, encouraged the crowd before the presidential race outcome was announced.
“Oklahoma has without question rejected the liberal Obama agenda,” he said. “We need to make sure we continue to spread the message that Republican majorities equal prosperity.”