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Presidential election results undecided, OK results are in

The race for President of the United States has no clear winner the day after the election.

As election day drew to a close, votes were still being tabulated early into Wednesday morning. In fact, eight states are still counting ballots as of 10 a.m. on Nov. 4.

Democratic candidate Joe Biden has a lead in both the popular vote and electoral college, but that all could change depending on the results of swing states like Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan. If he secures the votes of some or all of these swing states, President Donald Trump could retain his position.

However, results in some states may not be available for at least another day: Nevada announced they would not release any new voting totals until Thursday, Nov. 5 at 9 a.m.

President Trump secured Oklahoma’s vote, with over one million votes (65.4%) in favor of the incumbent candidate. 

Most other notable races in Oklahoma were won by Republicans.

Stephanie Bice defeated Kendra Horn for Oklahoma’s Fifth Congressional District seat in the United States House of Representatives. Horn, the Democratic incumbent, had previously defeated the Republican incumbent for the seat in 2018. 

Sen. Jim Inhofe retained his United States Senate seat, beating his opponent Abby Broyles by over 400,000 votes.

An Oklahoma Christian University alumnus secured his seat in the Oklahoma House of Representatives: Mike Osburn won his reelection race for the 81st district with 62.4% of the vote. Osburn’s district is located in Edmond, including Oklahoma Christian University.

While the majority of Oklahoma went red, one Democratic victory stood out. Mauree Turner won her election for the Oklahoma House of Representatives’ 88th district, making her the first Muslim lawmaker in the state’s history.

Both state questions fared poorly at the polls. Question 805, which would have prohibited using a person’s previous nonviolent felony convictions to impose greater sentences when sentencing a person convicted of a nonviolent felony, was rejected, as well as question 814, which would have decreased funding for the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust in favor of funding Medicaid.

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