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Tue November 6, 2012
From the Public Radio 89.5-1 Studios: Northeastern Oklahoma Election Results
This evening, Public Radio 89.5-1 features continuous national NPR and local coverage. Stay tuned (click Listen Live at the top of this page) or catch the local Oklahoma reports right here.
These election results are live from the Tulsa City-Country Election Board:
10:18 pm • John Durkee reviews State Senate and House races; all of the state questions passed.
9:48 pm • Winners in U.S. Representative races 1,2, and 3: Jim Bridenstine, Mark Wayne Mullin, and Frank Lucas. The State Senate and Oklahoma House races are reviewed.
9:28 pm • Vision-2 has failed. Gail Banzet reports from the "Vote No" party at Tally's - "Citizens for a Better Vision" are pleased with themselves. The Vision vote yes campaign is conceding that vote. We hear from Don Walker, Vice President of Arvest bank; Mayor Bartlett expresses disappointment; John Smaligo expresses thanks for support of the campaign. Catherine Roberts at the Olson watch party, where he conceded the race.
9:18 pm • John Durkee reports that proposition 1 and 2 of Vision-2 package have been defeated by 55 and 54% of the no vote. Progress on the state Senate and House races are reviewed.
8:48 pm • Vision-2 proposition one and two are both being defeated at this time. John Durkee reviews State Senate races. All state questions are passing and Jim Bridenstine is leading with 70% of the vote.
8:28 pm • In the first district, Jim Bridenstine enjoys a comfortable lead. Marshall Stewart joins us live from the Cityplex Towers and talks to former Tulsa city councilor Rick Westcott. John Olson is not throwing in towel; Catherine Roberts talks him at his watch party. Gail Banzet is at the Vision-2 "Vote No" party at Talley's and Rich Fisher talks to John Smaligo, Tulsa County Commissioner about the trailing Vision vote. In the second district, Mark Wayne Mullin is ahead and Frank Lucas is projected to win district 3.
8:19 pm • Vision-2 proposals are trailing with 66% voting no. All state questions are passing. Jim Bridenstine is leading John Olson in the vote.
7:48 pm • John Durkee reports that totals are beginning to come in for the district 1, 2, and 3 U.S. Representative races.
7:28 pm • KWGS Reporter Catherine Roberts from the John Olson watch party at Cain's ballroom, describing the candidate's arrival. Marshall Stewart reports at the Jim Bridenstine watch party at Cityplex Towers. Rich Fisher is at the Vision-2 "Yes" watch party at the downtown Tulsa Holiday Inn. And Gail Banzet describes the scene at Tally's restaurant on 11th street, where the Vision-2 "No" watch party is underway:
7:19 pm • Polls have been closed for about 20 minutes now and we're waiting for the ballots to be returned to the election board. John Durkee reviews the Oklahoma races: