3:17 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

America Decides - Special U.S. Election Coverage From the BBC

Listen Live in HD on World Radio 89.5-3: Tuesday 6:00 pm - midnight 

Today Americans go to the polls for an historic vote: will it be a second term for Barack Obama or a first term for Mitt Romney? Join the BBC's Bridget Kendall and James Naughtie live from Washington D.C., and their team of correspondents and experts from across the United States for America Decides – US Election 2012. As the polls close, join us for live coverage of the results.

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7:46 am
Tue November 6, 2012

It Is Here. Election Day 2012.

Lines were long, as the sun peaked over the horizon, at an Owasso polling place this morning
Credit Frank Christel

The polls are now open in Oklahoma. It does appear that the voter turnout in the state will be heavy today.

It is estimated that 6,500 people cast ballots early at the Tulsa County Election Board during three days of early voting. The board was processing about 400 ballots per hour during the early voting period.

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5:45 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Who Should I Vote For? Election Resources for November 6

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It's here - at last - the presidential election of 2012. 

The Metropolitan Tulsa League of Women Voters has produced this election guide detailing informational about the presidential election, Senate and Representative races, Tulsa County Propositions, state questions and city councilors.

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9:45 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Anti-Death Penalty Group Rallies for Condemned Man

Garry Allen
Credit Department of Corrections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Members of an anti-death penalty group are calling on Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin to halt the execution of a convicted killer.

The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will hold a rally at the state Capitol on Monday seeking to spare the life of 56-year-old Garry Thomas Allen. Allen is scheduled to be executed Tuesday.

Allen was convicted and sentenced to die for the 1986 murder of his fiancée, Lawanna Gail Titsworth, in the parking lot of an Oklahoma City daycare.

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8:54 am
Mon November 5, 2012

The Latino Vote in Oklahoma

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Credit Immigration Impact

As voters go to the polls tomorrow, there is at least one unknown factor. Tulsa’s Latino population has exploded since the last Presidential election. How will those folks vote?                 

Hispanic Community leader Ed Martinez feels most Latinos will line up with the Democrats. He says however, most are more conservative than they actually realize.

While most feel the presidential election in Oklahoma is a foregone conclusion, it is unknown what the Latino vote will mean in the First District Congressional race.

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8:51 am
Sun November 4, 2012

GOP Looks to Continue Gains in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In a Sooner state essentially controlled by Democrats for nearly a century, Republicans are hoping to capture all five U.S. House seats on Tuesday and wrap up a devastating decade for the Oklahoma Democratic Party.

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9:50 am
Sat November 3, 2012

Saturday Early Voting is Very Heavy in Tulsa

The line snakes from the Election Board, South Denver and then East on West Edison
Catherine Roberts-KWGS News

Early voting is under way in Oklahoma.

Voters could begin casting in-person absentee ballots Friday morning at all 77 county election board offices across the state.

4,000  voters lined up Friday outside the Tulsa County Election Board office to cast a ballot.

On Saturday morning, voters were lined from the Election Board, down Denver Avenue and then back east on West Edison.

State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax  says voting runs   until 1 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday.

12:18 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Early Voting Starts Today in Tulsa County

Voting Stalls at the Tulsa Election Board
Credit KWGS News

The Tulsa County Election Board is prepared for big crowds as early voting gets underway today in Oklahoma.

Four ars ago in the last presidential election, lines ran all the way to the street and down the sidewalk. Early in-person absentee voting is allowed today , Saturday, and Monday…but you must go to the Election Board on North Denver Avenue to cast your ballot.

Board Secretary Patty Bryant says while some states have been early voting for weeks, Oklahoma law only allows early in-person absentee on the Friday, Saturday, and Monday before a state or federal election.

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12:43 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Absentee Ballot Deadline is Here in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Wednesday marks the deadline for Oklahoma voters to request an absentee ballot for next week's general election.

Absentee ballots must be requested by 5 p.m. Wednesday. The completed ballots must be submitted to the county in which a person is registered to vote.

State election officials said last week that they'd mailed more than 66,000 absentee ballots to Oklahoma voters, with requests from registered Republicans outpacing Democrats.

Early voting begins Friday in Oklahoma and continues Saturday and Monday.

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6:59 am
Tue October 30, 2012

2nd District House Candidates Debate in Claremore

Markwayne Mullin and Rob Wallace
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CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — The Democratic and Republican candidates seeking the 2nd Congressional District seat have met in their only debate of the political campaign and seemingly agreed on a range of issues.

Democrat Rob Wallace and Republican Markwayne Mullin met in a televised debate Monday night at Rogers State University in Claremore. The two agreed that Iran's ability to obtain a nuclear weapon should be limited and that Social Security and Medicare should be protected.

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