Noncontests dominate the 2022 election cycle.
125 legislative elections were started this week. 54 of them ended today. In the Oklahoma Senate, 6 Republicans and 3 Democrats were declared winners of another 4-year term. This happened because they were the only ones to file for office at the state capitol.
In the Oklahoma State House, 38 Republicans and 8 Democrats were declared the winners of 2-year terms in office, beginning this winter. Their pay packages will exceed $100,000 with travel & lodging stipends, plus other perks.
In short, more lawmakers were elected today than will be in November.
Of the 24 Senate seats not up for election this year, 23 are Republican, 1 is Democrat. This means only 6 of the 48 senate seats will be a November decision. Republicans therefor retain at least a 75% majority of the Oklahoma Senate.
This means Republicans already retain 50 of the 101 offices. Democrats have secured 9. So, just 42 House seats will be determined by the November elections.
In the courts, many, if not most of the Judges were decided today, as well. Also notable;22 of the state's 27 District Attorneys were unopposed. They were all Republicans. Democrats only filed in the Oklahoma County DA's race, along with 4 Republican candidates.