United States Senate election in Oklahoma, 2016

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United States Senate election in Oklahoma, 2016

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  James Lankford official Senate photo (cropped).jpg Mike Workman.jpg
Nominee James Lankford Mike Workman
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 980,892 355,911
Percentage 67.7% 24.6%

Oklahoma Senate Election Results by County, 2016.svg
County Results
Lankford:
     50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

U.S. Senator before election

James Lankford
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

James Lankford
Republican

The 2016 United States Senate election in Oklahoma was held November 8, 2016 to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Oklahoma, concurrently with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. The primaries were held June 28.

Incumbent Republican Senator James Lankford won re-election to a first full term in office.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Mike Workman, political consultant and nominee for Labor Commissioner in 2014[2]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Steve Perry, attorney and nominee for OK-05 in 2008[2]

Declined[edit]

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Libertarian primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Robert Murphy 1,537 58.89%
Libertarian Dax Ewbank 1,073 41.11%
Total votes 2,610 100.00%

General election[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[6] Safe R September 9, 2016
Sabato's Crystal Ball[7] Safe R September 19, 2016
Rothenberg Political Report[8] Safe R September 2, 2016
Daily Kos[9] Safe R September 16, 2016
Real Clear Politics[10] Safe R September 15, 2016

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
James
Lankford (R)
Mike
Workman (D)
Undecided
SurveyMonkey October 25–31, 2016 472 ± 4.6% 62% 35% 3%
SurveyMonkey October 26 – November 1, 2016 519 ± 4.6% 62% 35% 3%
SurveyMonkey October 27 – November 2, 2016 737 ± 4.6% 62% 36% 2%
SurveyMonkey October 28 – November 3, 2016 905 ± 4.6% 62% 36% 2%
SurveyMonkey October 31 – November 6, 2016 1,116 ± 4.6% 60% 38% 2%
SurveyMonkey November 1–7, 2016 1,271 ± 4.6% 61% 37% 2%

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Oklahoma, 2016[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Lankford (Incumbent) 980,892 67.74%
Democratic Mike Workman 355,911 24.58%
Libertarian Robert T. Murphy 43,421 3.00%
Independent Sean Braddy 40,405 2.79%
Independent Mark T. Beard 27,418 1.89%
Majority 624,981 43.16%
Total votes 1,448,047 100.00%
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Emily Cahn; Alexis Levinson (January 28, 2015). "Senators Confirm Re-Election Bids for 2016". Roll Call. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Candidates file challenges while other withdraw from races". Tulsa World. April 19, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Dallas Franklin; Leslie Rangel (November 4, 2014). "U.S. Senate seat goes to Republican James Lankford". KFOR. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Casteel, Chris (June 12, 2016). "Libertarians look to first appearance on Oklahoma ballot in 16 years". NewsOK. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  5. ^ "Oklahoma Senate Races Results". Politico. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  6. ^ "2016 Senate Race Ratings for September 9, 2016". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "2016 Senate". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  8. ^ "2016 Senate Ratings (September 2, 2016)". Senate Ratings. The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Election Outlook: 2016 Race Ratings". Daily Kos. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  10. ^ "Battle for the Senate 2016". Real Clear Politics. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  11. ^ "Official Results - General Election — November 8, 2016". Oklahoma Secretary of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved December 20, 2016.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites