Stitt, Cornett Anxiously Await Results For GOP Governor Nomination

Tuesday, August 28th 2018, 6:13 pm
By: News On 6

Oklahoma voters still have time to get to the polls for Tuesday's primary runoff elections. Results of the races will shape the November elections for the state's top offices.

Kevin Stitt and Mick Cornett are waiting to see who will walk away as the Republican nominee for governor. The winner will then face Democrat Drew Edmondson in November.

Our exclusive News On 6 poll shows Stitt and Cornett in a dead heat before Tuesday's vote.

Stitt feels his advantage is that he’s an outsider and has never been a politician. He said it’s time a business perspective is brought to government and believes that if career politicians could have solved the budget issues, the education crisis and lowered incarceration rates, they would have already done it.

Cornett said the winner of this race would be based on who was able to get voters to the polls. Historically speaking, voter turnout isn't great during the primary runoff election, but Cornett’s camp is confident they did all they could to snag the Republican nomination for governor.

The Cornett campaign said they’re ready for the results, and, if he's able to secure the nomination he will wake up Wednesday with an eagerness to start campaigning against Edmondson.