Republican registration surges as voter deadline nears

OKLAHOMA - Republicans are outnumbering Democrats in new registration numbers, according to data from the State Election Board.

Since September 1, nearly 41,000 people have registered for the first time or registered in a new county.

More than 46 percent of those new registrants are identifying as Republicans, compared to 26 percent identifying as Democrats and 25 percent as independents.

More voters are becoming Republicans too, according to the data.

Of the 16,000 people who changed parties, more than half joined the GOP despite identifying as Democrats or Independents.

Political scientists weigh in Thursday night at 10 and tell NewsChannel 4 what the numbers mean for the November election.