It’s over. Thank goodness.
But with #Election2018 behind us, the How We Got Here podcast team came together to talk about Oklahoma’s results.
Our editor in chief, William W. Savage III (Tres), joined FKG Consulting’s Bryan Fried and Ryan Kilpatrick on Friday to discuss Kevin Stitt’s domination of Drew Edmondson to become Oklahoma’s next governor. In the podcast below, the team also examines Oklahoma County’s stunning blue shift while also detailing eastern Oklahoma’s heavy red wave that knocked out multiple incumbent House Democrats and saw other open seats go Republican.
Additionally, the trio looks at Kendra Horn’s upset victory over GOP Congressman Steve Russell.
“My takeaway is that Oklahoma County is changing,” Fried says in the podcast. “We talk about all these other factors, but at the end of the day, hats off to Kendra Horn. Hats off to Kevin Stitt. You don’t win these races without working hard.”
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And here’s the tweet about straight-party voting from the Oklahoma State Election Board that is referenced in this episode:
For you history buffs out there, here is what the straight party ballot lines looked like for Oklahoma’s General Election held in Sept. 1907 to elect officers prior to statehood. This is from an Okfuskee County ballot. pic.twitter.com/Q8peRjLtFv
— Oklahoma State Election Board (@OKelections) November 8, 2018
Catch past episodes of How We Got Here
Episode 13: Cheers! Crack open a cold beer
Episode 12: From 1994 to 2018 with Keith Gaddie
Episode 11: Running down the Aug. 28 Oklahoma runoffs
Episode 10: Pot rules: The Board of Health’s marijuana action
Episode 9: Primary colors — Green lit, red runoffs, blue wave?
Episode 8: Bud on bud — Deep in the weeds on SQ 788
Episode 7: The history of how Oklahoma cares about kids
Episode 6: Wind, guns, budget and a 72-ounce steak
Episode 5: A teacher walkout podcast
Episode 4: Diving deep on Medicaid
Episode 3: Let’s get gubernatorial
Episode 2: Summing up Step Up
Episode 1: Down to brass tax
(Editor’s note: How We Got Here is produced in partnership between NonDoc and FKG Consulting, a lobbying and public policy firm based in Oklahoma City. In each episode, all participants speak freely on the topic at hand. To view a list of FKG’s clients go here.)