Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Voter Registration Maps: Party Growth, 1/16 to 1/17

Continuing my Voter Registration Maps series update, here are maps representing the growth by county of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents as a percentage of  each county's registered voters.

First, the Democrats:

Once again, no county had positive percentage growth for Oklahoma Democrats. Their smallest losses came in Tulsa County (-1.003%), Beaver County (-0.98%) and Oklahoma County (-0.62%). Losses were heavy in southeastern Oklahoma (with an average loss there of around -4.9%) and southwestern Oklahoma (average loss of about -5.7%).

Second, the Republicans:

Republicans gained percentage in every county except Cleveland (-0.37%), Garfield (-0.004%), Oklahoma (-0.85%), Payne (-0.07%), and Tulsa (-0.48%). In each case, those drops came as a result of Independent and Libertarian growth, not Democrat increases. The greatest growth occurred in southwestern and southeastern Oklahoma.

Lastly, the Independents:

Independents gained percentage in all 77 counties, with widely varying growth. The weakest area was in the Panhandle and northwest, while strongest percentages tended to be on the east side of the state.

Libertarians were not a recognized party last January, so they don't have a January-to-January map yet. I'll have a separate map for them later.

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