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Oklahoma County v Tulsa County: Presidential politics edition

Oklahoma and Tulsa counties, the two most populous in the state, split Tuesday in their voting for presidential nominees in both parties.

Oklahoma County backed Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio. Tulsa County favored Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Ted Cruz.

It's not the first time the counties, home to Oklahoma City and Tulsa, have gone their separate ways.

Here are the times they have split in recent years:

2008 Democratic primary

Oklahoma County: Barack Obama

Tulsa County: Hillary Clinton

2008 Republican primary

Oklahoma County: John McCain

Tulsa County: Mike Huckabee

2012 Republican primary

Oklahoma County: Mitt Romney

Tulsa County: Rick Santorum

In 2008, the state of Oklahoma also favored Hillary Clinton; and in 2012, Santorum won the state, meaning Tulsa County was in line with the overall Oklahoma results in those races.

However, in all of the splits, Oklahoma County backed the party's eventual nominees: Obama, McCain and Romney.

Chris Casteel

Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. Casteel covered the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City. From 1990 through 2016, he was the... Read more ›