The Oklahoma Election Board just announced the latest trends in Oklahoma's trendiest demographic; the 'under 30' crowd'.
According to their latest social media post on the topic, the 18-29 age group is now 27.6% 'Independent'.
Republicans have claimed 41% of the millennials who register to vote, Democrats claim 31%, and Libertarians have .7% of the base.
Republicans are now benefitting from the same family heritage dynamics which used to retain Democrats in power for decades. When parents stay with a political party for more than 10 years, their young children assume that a sense of family identity includes registering with that same political group.
Democrats are seeking to fight that dynamic by offering primary participation to voters who promise to remain independent or join the Oklahoma Democratic Party.
Libertarians dabbled with that same offering to Independents, but it backfired on the young party when a US Senatorial campaign went the direction that neither Libertarian candidate in the race wanted it to.