Election Stands

Oklahoma City, OK – No election challenges filed

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) No challenges have been filed over the outcome of Oklahoma's general election contests, clearing the way for the results to be officially certified next week.

Candidates had until 5 p.m. Friday to challenge the outcome of their race. Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said no challenges were filed in the three-day period since Tuesday's general election.

Ziriax says the results will be officially certified on Tuesday.

More than 1 million votes were cast in the gubernatorial election, a voter turnout of just under 50 percent. Republican U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin defeated Democratic Lt. Gov. Jari Askins to become the state's first female governor.

Fallin's win gave Republicans simultaneous control of the governor's office, House and Senate for the first time in state history.

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