Saturday, January 19, 2013

Democrats lost voters in 49% of Oklahoma counties in 2012

As the previous maps have shown, 2012 was a banner year for Republicans, to the detriment of the Oklahoma Democratic Party. Today, we look at numerical growth figures per county.

For Republicans and Independents, every county showed a net increase of voters. Statewide, the GOP added 69,389 voters, and Independents grew by 27,381. Tulsa County had the highest raw growth for Republicans, at +11,636, while Oklahoma County was top for Independents at +5,789.

On the other hand, Democrats show a different story. While they did grow by 18,789 voters statewide, only 39 of 77 counties had net increases, while 38 had net losses. The top numerical increase for Democrats came in Oklahoma County (+7,738), and the greatest decrease was in Rogers County (-503).

As bad as that is, things look even worse when you compare Democrats' numerical growth to that of Independents and Republicans on a county-by-county basis.

In only 16 counties did Democrats add more voters than Independents.

Republicans added more voters than Democrats in 74 of 77 counties.

It's a great time to be a Republican in Oklahoma. Not so much if you're a Democrat.


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