Oklahomans Select Their Candidates

Monday, February 4th 2008, 7:22 pm
By: News On 6

Oklahomans are casting ballots in Tuesday's Oklahoma Presidential Primary.  News On 6 anchor Latoya Silmon reports many got out to vote on Monday.  Other Tulsans are still hitting the streets to stump for their favorite candidate.

For some that meant bypassing Super Tuesday and casting their ballot at the Tulsa County Election Board.  But a record number of people are expected to wait.

Poll workers spent the day before the Super Tuesday arming themselves with all the necessary forms and ballots voters need.  And there's a lot of work being done to get people to the polls especially since there are some tight races expected Super Tuesday.

Tulsan's for Senator Barack Obama deployed to 71st and Sheridan with signs of support.

"Some people worry about Obama's experience.  He has more experience than Abraham Lincoln had when he was elected," said Obama supporter Brad Byers.

Senator Hillary Clinton supporters rallied near Promenade Mall, hoping shoppers and others would choose her.  But Conservatives say they're also working from the ground up.

"It's been very interesting. We've had a lot of campaigning going on in the grassroots level which is really exciting.  But I guess tomorrow we'll just kind of wait and see," said Tulsa County GOP Chairman Joy Mohorobicic.

Mohorobicic says Oklahoma's Republican choice probably won't mirror the current national picture with John McCain as the frontrunner.

"I have a feeling it's probably going to be split between Gov Huckabee and Gov Mitt Romney," said Mohorobicic.

Polls are open on Tuesday until 7:00 p.m.

Stay tuned to the News On 6 for all the latest election coverage.