Live Blog: Oklahomans head to the polls for Super Tuesday

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahomans took part in Super Tuesday with the Presidential Primary.

There were several ballot measures being voted on Tuesday too.

We will be updating this post in real-time throughout the evening as results come into the KFOR newsroom.

9:54 p.m.- Voters in Oklahoma and Tulsa counties overwhelmingly passed the Sunday liquor store sales measure.

9:50 p.m. – President Donald J. Trump’s campaign released the following statement about Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders on the night of Super Tuesday:

“The results only increase the likelihood that no candidate will have enough delegates for a first ballot victory at their convention, which only means more chaos! The media is hyperventilating about Joe Biden but everyone should remember that he is just as terrible a candidate right now as he was a few days ago. At the same time, establishment Democrats have ganged up to try to deny Bernie Sanders the nomination, which is causing even more mayhem. Even if Bernie is not on November’s ballot, his big government socialist ideas will be because they have become mainstream in today’s Democrat Party. President Trump will wipe the floor with whatever Democrat is unlucky enough to be the nominee.”

Brad Parscale, Trump 2020 campaign manager

9:45 – Vegan protesters stormed the stage as Vice President Joe Biden spoke to supporters following a series of Super Tuesday primary victories:

9:30 p.m. – Oklahoma State Election Board officials thank volunteers.

9:09 p.m. – KFOR Reporter Peyton Yager is at Bernie Sanders headquarters in Oklahoma City as supporters watch Sanders deliver his Super Tuesday speech.

8:55 p.m.- Voters in several other counties have approved the Sunday liquor store sales proposition.

  • Cleveland County: 37,756 votes (72.83%) in favor of the proposition
  • Creek County: 7,472 votes (60.75%) in favor of the measure
  • Kingfisher County: 1,974 (68.21%) in favor of the proposition.

Several precincts are still reporting numbers in Tulsa and Oklahoma counties.

8:45 p.m.- A couple of counties have already approved the Sunday liquor store sales measure.

  • Muskogee County: 5,648 votes (56.02%) in favor of the measure
  • Washington County: 5,597 votes (59.12%) in favor of the measure.

At this point, those in favor of the proposition have 52%, compared to 47% against the measure.

8:10 p.m. The Associated Press projects that Joe Biden has won the Democratic primary in Oklahoma.

8:10 p.m. – With 50 percent of the Oklahoma primary vote in, Joe Biden leads Democratic presidential candidates with 51,158 votes (36 percent). Bernie Sanders is second with 34,303 votes (24 percent). Michael Bloomberg is third with 21,601 votes (15 percent). Elizabeth Warren is fourth with 18,865 votes (13 percent).

8:03 p.m. – Oklahoma City voters were also tasked with deciding on a proposition that would add an additional one-eighth cent sales tax to purchases with the money going to support the maintenance of parks around the city. With only 12% of precincts reporting, it appears to be a close race.

7:55 p.m. – With 25 percent of the Oklahoma primary vote in, Joe Biden leads Democratic presidential candidates with 25,903 votes (33 percent). Bernie Sanders is second with 18,257 votes (23 percent). Michael Bloomberg is third with 12,681 votes (16 percent). Elizabeth Warren is fourth with 10,509 votes (13 percent).

7:41 p.m.- There are a few other local races on the ballot. Voters in seven counties voted on whether or not to allow liquor stores to open on Sundays. Although it is still early, all counties appear to be in favor of the move. The votes stand as follows:

  • Cleveland County (9.5% of precincts reporting) 75% in favor of the proposition
  • Oklahoma County (2% of precincts reporting) 69% in favor of the proposition
  • Kingfisher County (14% of precincts reporting) 65% in favor of the proposition
  • Creek County (17% of precincts reporting) 61% in favor of the proposition
  • Muskogee County (21% of precincts reporting) 60% in favor of the proposition
  • Tulsa County (1% of precincts reporting) 73% in favor of the proposition
  • Washington County (13% of precincts reporting) 62% in favor of the proposition.

7:40 p.m. – A small group of Joe Biden supporters are gathering at VZD’s Restaurant & Bar in NW OKC. The group is expected to grow throughout the night.

7:36 p.m. – The Associated Press has declared President Donald Trump the projected winner of Oklahoma’s Republican preferential primary.

7:35 p.m. – With 97 out of 1,948 Oklahoma precincts in, Joe Biden is leading Democrats with 8,270 votes (26 percent). Bernie Sanders is in second with 6,747 votes (21 percent). Michael Bloomberg is in third with 5,891 votes (19). Elizabeth Warren is fourth with 4,374 votes (14 percent). On the Republican side, President Donald Trump is far and away in the lead with 26,538 votes (93 percent).

7:14 p.m.- We’re getting a look at some of the first numbers for presidential primary election. So far, only 13 out of 1,948 precincts are reporting but Donald Trump has taken an early lead in the Republican race.

In the Democratic race, the numbers are split between Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Michael Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren.

5:05 p.m. – Precincts 211 & 212 each have now recorded over 160 voters.

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