Oklahoma Senate / Oklahoma House
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2020 Election Update
Heading into the 2020 election, Republicans controlled the Oklahoma House 77 to 24. Democrats lost five seats (HDs 4, 7, 56, 83, 95) for a net loss of four seats. Republicans now control the chamber 82 to 19.
The below table shows 2020 and 2018 election results for the Oklahoma House. The LDI scores are for the 2020 cycle. EveryDistrict will release new scores and district rankings after the redistricting process.
2018 Election Update
After the 2016 election, Republicans controlled the Oklahoma State House 75-26. In 2017, Democrats flipped HD 75 and HD 46, cutting the Republican majority to 73-28. Heading into the 2018 election, Republicans controlled the chamber 72-27 with two vacancies.
In the 2018 election, Democrats lost seven seats and flipped four seats; Republicans now control the chamber 76-25.
Democrats flipped HD 71, HD 79, HD 83, and HD 95. Democrats lost HD 6, HD 15, HD 17, HD 18, HD 24, HD 75, and HD 86.
In December 2018, Democrat Johnny Tadlock (HD 1) switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican; Republicans now control the chamber 77-24.
Understanding the Map
EveryDistrict’s Legislative District Index (LDI) is the gold standard of state legislative competitiveness. Our LDI ranks state legislative districts on a scale from 100 to -100, using statewide elections data. Districts with a score of 100 would vote for statewide Democratic candidates by an average of 100 points (with the Democratic candidate receiving 100% of the vote); districts with a score of -100 would vote for statewide Republican candidates by an average of 100 points (with the Republican candidate receiving 100% of the vote). For a more realistic example, a district with a score of 10 would vote for statewide Democratic candidates by an average of 10 points (meaning we would expect the Democratic state legislative candidate to win with 55% of the vote compared to the Republican winning 45% of the vote).
After the 2018 election, EveryDistrict reviewed and enhanced our LDI system, improving the accuracy of the metric with new methodologies and the most recent electoral data.
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