The House Democrat caucus shrank last night as 4 more House seats went over to the Republican majority, with another seat still too close to call.
Rural Oklahoma Democrats remain in freefall as David Perryman's vacated seat goes Republican, in the Chickasaw area. Matt Meredith lost decisively to Bob Culver in eastern Oklahoma, near the Tahlequah area. Former House Dem. Leader, Steve Kouplen lost his rematch against the unfunded Republican incumbent, Logan Phillips.
Even in the new Democrat stronghold of the OKC area, Kelly Albright was turned out of office in the Midwest City area. Eric Roberts also took away an OKC area Democrat seat when he defeated incumbent Chelsea Branham.
Ben Loring of Miami did not file for another term Republican Steve Bashore was unopposed for that seat.
Dem. incumbent, Jacob Rosecrants, may win a razor-thin victory in a Norman race where he holds a 79-vote margin among over 20,000 cast votes. The mail-in ballots gave him a huge margin. It would seem an ideal place to investigate ballot integrity in the way mass mailings are processed in the Cleveland County Election Board.