View timeline of results from Oklahoma runoff races, special elections

NewsOK reporters posted live updates to state primary runoff races and local issues in this timeline.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 28, 2012 at 6:03 pm •  Published: August 28, 2012

Read updates from Oklahoma runoff races and special elections Tuesday night. Reporters worked throughout the night to post the most recent results of races and local issues. View all of the results here.

We're going to kick off our election coverage with an overview of the races we're watching tonight. There are eight legislative races - five of which are in the Oklahoma City metro area - on the ballot, as well as the 2nd congressional district.
6:16 p.m.
There are also local issues on the ballot that we're following. Del City residents can vote on a 1.5 percent sales tax renewal to pay for construction and upgrades on municipal buildings and parks.

In Cleveland County, a $42.58 million bond issue for improvements to two bridges and six roadways is on the ballot.
6:26 p.m.
The only Oklahoma County runoff is for court clerk. The race is between Tim Rhodes and Charles Key.
6:32 p.m.
Voters will elect two Senators tonight to represent Shawnee and southern Oklahoma County and the Tulsa metro-area. Neither race attracted a Democrat so the winner of tonight's Republican runoff for Senate District 17 and 33 will take office in mid-November.
6:33 p.m.
As a reminder, Oklahoma is a closed primary state, meaning only registered Republicans may vote in GOP contests and Democratic elections are open only to Democrats.
6:51 p.m.
Independents, Democrats and Republicans may vote on local issues.
6:52 p.m.
Polls have closed. We're working on collecting the results and will post them soon.
7:23 p.m.
Ron Sharp and Ed Moore are neck and neck with the absentee and early voters who cast their votes for Senate District 17. The winner of that race takes office rather than heading to a primary in November. Currently Sharp has 109 votes and Moore 111.
7:24 p.m.
Rob Standridge has 286 votes from early and absentee ballots while his opponent Jack Beller has 141 votes in a race for the historically Norman-centered Senate District 15.
7:28 p.m.
Greer County clerk looks like a tight race. Leanne Coffman with 96, Jackie Cloyd 90, with 7 of 8 precincts reporting.

7:43 p.m.
Here's an update on the Ward 4 seat on the Shawnee City Commission race between Keith Hall and David Bergsten.

As of 7:42 p.m. today, Hall holds an early lead in early and absentee voting, 101 to 66. In percentages, that breaks down to 60.5 percent to 39.5 percent.

No precincts have reported as of 7:42 p.m.

7:47 p.m.
With 20 of 54 precincts reporting Corey Brooks has a comanding lead in the race for Senate District 43 in south-central Oklahoma. Brooks, a political newcomer and retired Naval officer, has 953 votes or 63.4 percent. Peggy Davenport has 550 votes or 36.6 percnet. The winner will go on to face Democrat Mike Fullerton in November.
7:50 p.m.
Oklahoma County Court Clerk candidate Tim Rhodes breaks an early lead on Charles Key with 7 of 257 precincts reporting.

7:50 p.m.
Tim Rhodes lead grows in the Oklahoma County court clerk race as precinct tallies roll in. Latest count: Rhodes 1,676, Key 496, with 32 of 257 precincts reporting.

7:53 p.m.
Here are numbers for state House races:

State House District 53 - Republican
(early voting results only_
Mark McBride 63 votes 53.8 percent
Paula Sullivan 54 votes 46.2 percent


State House District 88 - Democrat
(early voting results only)
Kay Floyd 58 votes 63.7 percent
Mike Dover 33 votes 35.3 percent

State House District 14 - Democrat
4 of 15 precincts reporting
Jerry Rains 528 54.8 percent
Bobby Jefferson 435 45.2 percent


State House District 70 - Republican
(early voting results only)
Ken Walker 109 votes 46 percent
Shane Saunders 128 votes 54 percent
7:55 p.m.
In early returns, the state Election Board is reporting:

Markwayne Mullin has an 8 percentage point lead over George Faught in the Republican primary runoff for Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district.

In the Democratic runoff for the same post, Rob Wallace has a 16 percentage point lead over Wayne Herriman.
7:57 p.m.
Greer County Clerk race decided by less than 1 percent. Jackie Cloyd defeats Leanne Coffman, 216-208.

8:00 p.m.
Update on the City of Norman's $42.6 million bond package to fix flooding and to ease traffic congestion: Yes vote is ahead with 60.2 percent of the vote with five of 49 precincts reporting.

8:07 p.m.
Updates on Oklahoma House races:

State House District 53 - Republican
1 of 9 precincts reporting
Mark McBride 223 votes 59.3 percent
Paula Sullivan 99 votes 40.7 percent


State House District 88 - Democrat
1 of 13 precincts
Kay Floyd 171 votes 64.8 percent
Mike Dover 93 votes 35.2 percent

State House District 14 - Democrat
9 of 15 precincts reporting
Jerry Rains 801 votes 54.6 percent
Bobby Jefferson 667 votes 45.4 percent


State House District 70 - Republican
3 of 23 precincts
Ken Walker 296 votes 48.6 percent
Shane Saunders 313 votes 51.4 percent
8:11 p.m.
Administrative experience appears to be trumping political experience in the Republican primary runoff for Oklahoma County Court Clerk.

Tim Rhodes, a 15-year veteran of the court clerk’s office, has received 3,522 votes to 2,451 collected by his opponent, longtime State Rep. Charles Key with 86 of 257 precincts reporting.

8:13 p.m.
With 9 of 16 precincts reporting, Keith Hall leads David Bergsten 364-284 in the City of Shawnee Ward 4 Commissioner race.

HALL
Absentee: 44
Early voting: 57
Election day: 263
Total: 364
Percent: 56.2

BERGSTEN
Absentee: 25
Early voting: 41
Election day: 218
Total: 284
Percent: 43.8
8:15 p.m.
Republican Markwayne Mullin of Westville and Democrat Rob Wallace of Fort Gibson are the early leaders in runoff races that will determine the candidates who will compete to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Dan Boren in the November general election.

Mullin, a plumbing company owner, is leading state Rep. George Faught of Muskokee by a vote of 4,467 to 3,791 with 174 of 530 prececincts reporting in the Republican runoff election.

Meanwhile, Wallace, a former state and federal prosecutor, is leading Wayne Herriman, a Muskogee seed company owner, by a vote of 9,219 to 6,639 with the same precincts reporting in the Democratic runoff election.

Winners of the runoff contests will face each other in the November general election lfor the right to represent Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district, which includes 25 eastern and southeastern Oklahoma counties.
8:15 p.m.
Tim Rhodes leads Charles Key in the Oklahoma County Court Clerk race nearly two-to-one with half of precincts reporting.

8:22 p.m.
More state House numbers are below:

State House District 53 - Republican
3 of 9 precincts reporting
Mark McBride 385 votes 60.1 percent
Paula Sullivan 256 votes 39.9 percent


State House District 88 - Democrat
3 of 13 precincts
Kay Floyd 256 votes 63.4 percent
Mike Dover 148 votes 36.6 percent

State House District 14 - Democrat
11 of 15 precincts reporting
Jerry Rains 1.039 votes 55.2 percent
Bobby Jefferson 844 votes 44.8 percent


State House District 70 - Republican
5 of 23 precincts
Ken Walker 503 votes 49.2 percent
Shane Saunders 519 votes 50.8 percent
8:22 p.m.
The YES vote for the City of Norman's $42.6 million bond package to fix flooding and to ease traffic congestion is ahead with 60.3 percent of the vote with 21 of 49 precincts reporting.
8:26 p.m.
The Shawnee-centric race for Senate District 17 is still close with Ron Sharp taking a slight lead. Sharp has 1,069 votes to Ed Moore's 788 with 18 of 29 precincts reporting.

While in Norman for Senate District 15 Rob Standridge has taken an early lead with 1,142 votes or 66 percent to Jack Beller's 588 votes or 34 percent. There are 12 of 31 precincts reporting in that race.

8:30 p.m.
Updated elelction figures show Republican Markwayne Mullin of Westville and Democrat Rob Wallace of Fort Gibson are holding on to their early leads in runoff races that will determine the candidates who will compete to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Dan Boren in the November general election.

Mullin, a plumbing company owner, is leading state Rep. George Faught of Muskokee by a vote of 9,741 to 7,860 with 418 of 530 prececincts reporting in the Republican runoff election.

Meanwhile, Wallace, a former state and federal prosecutor, is leading Wayne Herriman, a Muskogee seed company owner, by a vote of 19,833 to 15,274 with the same precincts reporting in the Democratic runoff election.

Winners of the runoff contests will face each other in the November general election lfor the right to represent Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district, which includes 25 eastern and southeastern Oklahoma counties.
8:31 p.m.
Here's another update on the state House races:

State House District 53 - Republican
6 of 9 precincts reporting
Mark McBride 628 votes 58 percent
Paula Sullivan 455 votes 42 percent


State House District 88 - Democrat
7 of 13 precincts
Kay Floyd 371 votes 61.9 percent
Mike Dover 228 votes 38.1 percent

State House District 14 - Democrat
15 of 15 precincts reporting
Jerry Rains 1,522 votes 58.5 percent
Bobby Jefferson 1,080 votes 41.5 percent


State House District 70 - Republican
9 of 23 precincts
Ken Walker 680 votes 50.9 percent
Shane Saunders 656 votes 49.1 percent
8:33 p.m.
With about half the vote in, a proposition to expand Lindsay Street in Norman appears to be winning handily 62 percent in favor to 38 percent against.

8:34 p.m.
Both school bonds in Bartlesville have passed. See the results here: http://newsok.com/politics/elections/results/?county_id=74

Prop 1

YES - 3414
NO - 1853

Prop 2

YES - 1832
NO - 3515

8:42 p.m.
The YES vote for the City of Norman's $42.6 million bond package to fix flooding and to ease traffic congestion is ahead with 62.2 percent of the vote with 35 of 49 precincts reporting.

8:43 p.m.
Mark McBride is leading Paula Sullivan in the State House District 53 Republican race with 59.2 percent of the vote. The winner of this race doesn't have an opponent to face in November and will take office.

Other results from House races:

State House District 88 - Democrat
12 of 13 precincts
Kay Floyd 808 votes 63 percent
Mike Dover 474 votes 37 percent

State House District 14 - Democrat
15 of 15 precincts reporting
Jerry Rains 1,522 votes 58.5 percent
Bobby Jefferson 1,080 votes 41.5 percent


State House District 70 - Republican
11 of 23 precincts
Ken Walker 734 votes 51.7 percent
Shane Saunders 687 votes 48.3 percent
8:50 p.m.
In Pottawattomie County, the final precinct has not reported results yet due to a mechanical issue with a voting machine in one of the precincts. Election officials in the county said they are recounting the ballots and results should be in shortly.

The race for Senate District 17 has Ron Sharp up by less than 40 votes, but there is still that one precinct left to report, which could give his opponent Ed Moore the lead.

9:06 p.m.
Tim Rhodes beats Charles Key in race for Oklahoma County Court Clerk, 9,020-6,102. No Democrat filed for the seat, so Rhodes -- a 15-year chief deputy in the office -- will take the seat Jan. 1.

9:11 p.m.
The YES vote for the City of Norman's $42.6 million bond package to fix flooding and to ease traffic congestion is ahead with 61.6 percent of the vote with 42 of 49 precincts reporting.
9:19 p.m.
The State House District 88 Democrat race has been decided. Kay Floyd defeats opponent Mike Dover 904-532 votes.

Jerry Rains also defeated Bobby Jefferson in the State House District 14 Democrat race 1,522 - 1,080 votes.

Here are the numbers for the races:


State House District 88 - Democrat
13 of 13 precincts
Kay Floyd 904 votes 63 percent
Mike Dover 532 votes 37 percent

State House District 14 - Democrat
15 of 15 precincts reporting
Jerry Rains 1,522 votes 58.5 percent
Bobby Jefferson 1,080 votes 41.5 percent
9:27 p.m.
We're waiting on one more precinct for the State House District 53 race. Mark McBride leads Paula Sullivan 815-576 votes.

Ken Walker is ahead of opponent Shane Saunders in the State House District 70 Republican race with 18 of 23 precincts reporting.

Ken Walker 1,286 votes 53.3 percent
Shane Saunders 1,127 votes 46.7 percent
9:29 p.m.
The YES vote for the City of Norman's $42.6 million bond package to fix flooding and to ease traffic congestion is ahead with 61.4 percent of the vote with 47 of 49 precincts reporting.
9:30 p.m.
Republican Markwayne Mullin of Westville and Democrat Rob Wallace of Fort Gibson established large early leads and are cruising to victory in runoff races that will determine the candidates who will compete to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Dan Boren in the November general election.

Mullin, a plumbing company owner, is leading state Rep. George Faught of Muskokee by a vote of 11,135 to 8,829 with 502 of 530 prececincts reporting in the Republican runoff election.

Meanwhile, Wallace, a former state and federal prosecutor, is leading Wayne Herriman, a Muskogee seed company owner, by a vote of 24,145 to 18,196 with the same precincts reporting in the Democratic runoff election.

Wallace said he is looking forward to the November general election campaign for the right to represent Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district, which includes 25 eastern and southeastern Oklahoma counties.

"We recognize that the voters of eastern Oklahoma are ready to send somebody to Washington who will get beyond the partisan games that are going on there -- a person who understands we need to create jobs in eastern Oklahoma and that one of the best ways we can do that is preserve our water resources and use them as a job creation tool," Wallace said.

Trebor Worthen, an advisor to Mullin's campaign, said Mullin is also looking forward to the campaign.

"We have been greatly encouraged by the results tonight and are extremely excited that Markwayne has won the election and is the Republican nominee," he said. "We feel like Markwayne is the right candidate to go to Washington and oppose Barack Obama's socialist agenda."
9:32 p.m.
Looks like the school bonds in Skiatook are going to pass.

Also, the Tulsa County clerk is a close race with 215 of 263 precincts reporting. Dean Martin trails Pay Key by 260 votes. See more here: http://newsok.com/politics/elections/results/?county_id=78
9:41 p.m.
Republican Markwayne Mullin, of Westville, and Democrat Rob Wallace, of Fort Gibson, were cruising toward victories Tuesday night in party runoff races that will determine the candidates who will compete to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Dan Boren in the November general election.

Read more: http://newsok.com/article/3705034
9:49 p.m.
Mark McBride has defeated Paula Sullivan in the State House District 53 Republican race, 991-692.
9:51 p.m.
Norman city transportation bond passes by a wide margin. 5,761 YES, 3,627 NO. The bond is a $42.6 million bond package to fix flooding and to ease traffic congestion.
9:53 p.m.
Another close race just ended. Ken Walker has won the State House District 70 Republican race, defeating Shane Saunders.

Here is a recap of all of the State House races:

State House District 53 - Republican
9 of 9 precincts reporting
Mark McBride 991 votes 58.9 percent
Paula Sullivan 692 votes 41.1 percent


State House District 88 - Democrat
13 of 13 precincts
Kay Floyd 904 votes 63 percent
Mike Dover 532 votes 37 percent

State House District 14 - Democrat
15 of 15 precincts reporting
Jerry Rains 1,522 votes 58.5 percent
Bobby Jefferson 1,080 votes 41.5 percent


State House District 70 - Republican
23 of 23 precincts
Ken Walker 1,635 votes 53.5 percent
Shane Saunders 1,419 votes 46.5 percent
9:55 p.m.
We have a winner in the Tulsa County clerk race. Pat Key defeats Dean Martin with 50.5 percent of the vote. Martin 8,825 votes. Key 9,004 votes.
10:10 p.m.
Republican Markwayne Mullin of Westville and Democrat Rob Wallace of Fort Gibson cruised to victories in Tuesday night’s party runoff races and will compete to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Dan Boren in the November general election.

Mullin, a plumbing company owner, defeated state Rep. George Faught of Muskogee by a vote of 12,046 (56.8 percent) to 9,159 (43.2 percent) to win the Republican runoff election.

Meanwhile, Wallace, a former state and federal prosecutor, defeated Wayne Herriman, a Muskogee seed company owner, by a vote of 25,073 (57 percent) to 18,901 (43 percent) to win the Democratic runoff election.

Vote totals are complete but unofficial.

The candidates are competing for the right to represent the 2nd District, which includes 25 eastern and southeastern Oklahoma counties.
10:13 p.m.
The Republican candidates in a runoff for the Shawnee Senate district were separated by fewer than 40 votes Tuesday night: The vote count was lagging from one precinct because of problems with a voting machine.

Ron Sharp had a slight lead with 1,590 votes, with 28 of the 29 precincts for Senate District 17 reporting. Ed Moore had 1,553 votes.

Sharp said it was too close to call Tuesday at 9 p.m. and that he and his campaign team were anxiously awaiting results from the final precinct to come in.

Read more: http://newsok.com/article/3705122
10:28 p.m.
Here's more information on the Oklahoma County Court clerk race between Tim Rhodes and Charles Key: http://newsok.com/article/3705145
10:34 p.m.
We're wrapping up our live election coverage. If you're following a race and didn't see it mentioned above, check out our results page. http://newsok.com/politics/elections/results/

Thanks for joining us. See you all in November.
10:43 p.m.

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