Among the many notable things about the 2018 election cycle..
Oklahoma had recently been one of the worst states in the union for voter participation. When all is reviewed, Oklahoma may have improved. Our massive June primary election was, in itself, a big state event.
The state's voters rejected the decades-old policy that cannabis has no medicinal value. In the last 5 years we found that CBD oil is indeed very therapeutic, It led to wonderment of what else we may have been misled about?
Despite very dysfunctional recent legislative sessions, the ruling Republican party extended their juggernaut hold on all statewide offices and 75%+ of both legislative chambers.
One Democrat notable feat was the ouster of 5th District congressman Steve Russell, by a Democrat newcomer, Kendra Horn.
Two years ago, Socialist Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the presidential primary. Those same socialist activists in the Democrat Party now dominate the Oklahoma Democrat Party. Their OKC area base is particularly strong. picking up 2 more senate seats to add to several House seats they acquired in the past 3 years. But in rural Oklahoma, the ODP is further in disrepair. They lost 3 incumbencies outside the OKC metro area.