In January of 1921, 'Sophomore' State Representative, Geeorge Schwabe, of Nowata, became the first Republican Speaker of the Oklahoma House. He and his fellow Republicans swept into office in the biggest shift of legislative seats that Oklahoma has ever had. A total of 40 seats moved from Democrat to Republican, including the delegation from the newly booming city called Tulsa,
In 1919, Oklahoma's State House had 79 Democrats and just 30 Republicans. A very unpopular Democrat president named Woodrow Wilson was in the White House, but rumored to be under his wife's control after a major stroke. Wilson's bid for a 3rd presidential term was terminated.
The Kansas Flu (referred to as the 'Spanish Flu') had devastated the world. Oklahoma historian, John Dwyer, details the pandemic, here.
In Oklahoma, farmers were devastated by market changes and lowered demand after the Great War. While oil wealth was concentrated in the few, in the cities, Oklahoma was a very rural state. Democrats in Oklahoma opposed extending voting rights to women & minorities. While suffrage was granted on paper, county election boards imposed reading competency tests and other barriers.
The old Democrat guard had no answers for the bad state of affairs, and Republicans actively demanded accountability.
Justice Gorsuch is now in the minority, with only 3 leftists on his side.
No candidate in the field even reached 15% of the popular vote
Some politicians will be exposed for their dishonesty, because they cannot hide behind the black robes any longer.
The Romneyvirus strain of RINO-virus was thought to be slowly spread, and first reported in the senate in January of 2019
What do the 13 deadliest cities in the US have in common? Democrat mayors.