Updated: Registered Republicans outnumber Democrats in Oklahoma for the first time in state history according to official annual voter registration statistics released today Thursday, January 15 by State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax.
The state’s official voter registration statistics are counted every year on January 15. Today’s count showed 2,030,277 registered voters as of Jan. 15, 2015. Republicans accounted for 43.6 percent of registered voters. Democrats made up 43.5 percent, and Independents were 12.9 percent. Nine voters are registered as Americans Elect, a political organization which qualified as a political party in 2012 but lost its party status after failing to field a candidate in the 2012 Presidential Election.
Oklahoma’s registered voters:
JAN. 15, 2015
HISTORICAL VOTER REGISTRATION IN OKLAHOMA
The State Election Board began recording statewide voter registration statistics by party in 1960.
YEAR DEM REP IND OTHER
1960 82.0% 17.6% 0.4% N/A
1980 75.8% 22.8% 1.4% N/A
2000 56.7% 35.0% 8.3% *
2010 49.0% 39.9% 11.1% *
JAN. 2015 43.5% 43.6% 12.9% *
*Registration for minor recognized parties or political organization was less than 0.0001%.
To view historical voter registration statistics or to download a voter registration application, visit http://elections.ok.gov.
This writer remembers when it was not safe to declare Republican party affiliation outside of Tulsa and Oklahoma Counties. Now officials elected for decades as Democrats are changing their registration to appear on the ballot as Republicans.
The question, of course, is what will Republicans do with this majority?
Wisdom from Oklahoma that Washington should note is that Democrats here were and many are still loyal to the party, but under President Barack Hussein Obama, that party has become more of government tyranny than individual liberty – more command and control than free enterprise – more about entitlement than merit and less American than Eastern Europe.
Of course the grassroots struggle to find voice in every party, but Conservatives in the Republican Party are making a difference in making their voice heard. Conservative Democrats have apparently gone the way of the unicorn. Republicans are fighting daily to stop the “fundamental transformation of America” and they know that President Obama is just like any bully. There is only one way to stop a bully – the victim must stand and stand again until the day they win.
To that point, GetLiberty.org today released their analysis of the 2014 election mandate – click here for the full 7 page PDF report. In short, they assert that the November 2014 election was a repudiation of the “complicity of the United States Congress in President Obama’s dramatic and unconstitutional expansion of government” and they intend to:
- Stop the President’s promised “Fundamental Transformation” of the country,
- End Executive branch overreach,
- Restore Constitutional balance of power among the three branches of government,
- Bring an end to the perennially unpopular Affordable Care Act,
- Stop the President’s Executive Amnesty initiatives,
- Hold the Executive branch accountable for its myriad abuses of power and its national security failures both foreign and domestic, and
- Put the interests of the United States of America first among nations.