Oklahomans React To Presidential Election Results

Saturday, November 7th 2020, 11:52 pm
By: Amelia Mugavero

TULSA, Okla. -

Oklahomans are also reacting to the news of Joe Biden's projected win. The Oklahoma Democratic Party is feeling positive tonight while Republicans took to the streets in protest.

For local and state Democratic members, Saturday's election results meant a fresh start.  

"We just wanted to share a message, that we are grateful that America gets to begin again," Oklahoma Democratic Party chair Alicia Andrews said.

Andrews called for Oklahomans to accept the election and move forward.

 "There are people who may not be happy with the outcome but that’s what democracy is: that we all get a voice,” Andrews said. “We all get a say and we all except the outcome and work within the systems.”

As President Trump refuses to concede, Tulsa County Democratic Party Chair Amanda Swope is more anxious for his next move.

"As excited as I want to be, it’s a process that I feel will get drawn out longer than I want to see," Swope said.

Tulsa Republicans made their voices heard with a ‘Stop the Steal’ car rally near 71st and Memorial. Without any evidence, they claimed the election is not over. 

 "Oh, they scream victory? No, that is false. That is false!" Tulsa voter Laura Burkett said.

Ronda Vuillemont-Smith with the Tulsa County Republican Party said they will wait to see how the multiple filed lawsuits the Trump campaign will play out.   

"We have a lot of things going on, a lot of lawsuits going on and a lot of vote counting are still going on,” Vuillemont-Smith said. “We’re just going to wait and see what happens because until then, we’re going to let President Trump know we got his back. He’s taken care of us for four years and we’re going to hold him up and show him encouragement.” 

In the Greenwood District, a public celebration was underway for the news Joe Biden will be the next president and Kamala Harris will be the first Black woman elected as vice president.

Both parties are calling everyone to remain engaged with the upcoming gubernatorial and state elections coming in two years.