The Oklahoma Electorate

If you’ve been a follower of this blog, you know by now that I am a proud Democrat in what is perhaps the reddest Red State in the country: Oklahoma. Now, I love my state, but believe me, there are a lot of misconceptions about the way people in Oklahoma form their political ideas. We don’t all refuse to believe that evolution is real, that “God Hates Fags,” or that Barack Obama is the Antichrist. No. Not at all.

Don’t get me wrong—I know my fair share of those people. In Oklahoma, like any state with a high rural population, you’ll find plenty of small towns that don’t like their feathers ruffled.  But you’ll also find whole cities that are California Blue.

You may be asking why I’m bothering to write about a state that will undoubtedly go to Mitt Romney on November 6. A state that gave John McCain his widest margin of victory in 2008. A state that hasn’t voted for a Democrat for President since 1964.

The truth is—we’re evolving. More and more young Oklahomans are starting to break with tradition and form their own ideas about politics. Sure, we may be Red now. But it’s my hypothesis that Oklahoma will be Blue again—sooner than you would think.

It is my aim to give a voice to young voters. All you have to do is sit back and listen.

—Kim

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