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Oklahoma Election Results
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:55 AM

Nate Webb Calls Election Results in Oklahoma
OCUA President Nate Webb (second from right) served as a panel member providing election night analysis on Oklahoma's statewide PBS affiliate.

The political shockwave that erupted last night on the national stage created unanticipated rumbles in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Credit Union Association President Nate Webb served as a panel member providing election night analysis on Oklahoma's PBS affiliate, and helped call the races.

There was never any doubt that Donald Trump would claim all of Oklahoma’s seven electoral votes; and every member of the state’s federal delegation, facing only token opposition, easily won re-election. The surprises occurred down ballot.

Republicans already have an overwhelming majority in the state legislature. Heading into Election Day, Democrats were optimistic they might add a little more blue to the mixture. It didn’t happen. On Monday, most observers had written off a handful of Republican incumbents who appeared headed for defeat. The final vote tally told a different story.

In fact, when the state legislature convenes in February, Republicans will be even more dominant. The GOP picked up two seats in the Senate and four in the House. That translates to a 42:6 Republican majority in the Senate and a 26:75 Republican majority in the House.

State Sen. Dan Newberry, an ardent credit union supporter, won a competitive general election campaign against Democratic challenger Lloyd Snow. 

The Oklahoma Credit Union Political Action Committee enjoyed a 100-percent win rate yesterday with every OCUPAC-supported candidate headed to the state House in February.

Please contact Oklahoma Credit Union Association President Nate Webb at nwebb@okcua.coop if you have any questions.