Oklahoma is up next in our redistricting series. Throughout 2021, we'll delve into the states in detail, spotlighting a different state's redistricting outlook each week. Make sure to read our full redistricting outlook.
Current Delegation: 5R, 0D
Projected 2022 Seats: 5 (No change)
Redistricting Control: Republican
Map credit: Cook Political Report, drawn with Dave's Redistricting App
Since 2012, Oklahoma Republicans have swept every congressional race in the state except one: in 2018, Democrat Kendra Horn pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the "blue wave" by stunning GOP Rep. Steve Russell in Oklahoma City's 5th CD 51 percent to 49 percent. But in 2020, with Donald Trump back on the ballot, the seat reverted to form and GOP state Sen. Stephanie Bice defeated Horn 52 percent to 48 percent.
Although a solidly red state, Oklahoma has seen the same urban/rural inversion as in most states. Democrats used to dominate the state's eastern third, and conservative Democrat Dan Boren even held the "Little Dixie" 2nd CD before retiring in 2012
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