Tuesday, November 11, 2014

2014 Election Results Map: Inhofe vs. Lankford

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In this installment of my Election Results Maps series, we take a look at the U.S. Senate race. Jim Inhofe won reelection with 68% of the vote, and James Lankford took outgoing Senator Tom Coburn's spot with 67.85%. Since both had massive victories (but neither were the top percentage on Tuesday night), I decided to take a different look at things.

This map compares Inhofe and Lankford's percentages to each other. Interestingly enough, more votes were cast in Senator-elect Lankford's race (820,890) than in senior Senator Inhofe's race (820,733).

Inhofe had a higher percentage in 56 counties, while Lankford was higher in 21 counties. In four counties, Lankford received more votes than Inhofe but with a lower overall percentage. Inhofe's biggest margin was 9.06% in Coal County, while Lankford's was 4.56% in Major County. Inhofe edged out Lankford statewide by 1,164 votes.

Pretty amazing performance for Lankford, considering this was his first time on the ballot statewide, while this was Inhofe's sixth time in a statewide general election.