- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma is one of more than a dozen states participating in Tuesday’s primary that will allot a significant number of delegates to Democratic and Republican presidential candidates.

The Oklahoman (https://bit.ly/1Qge9CS ) reports that it will be only the eighth time the state has held a presidential primary. Before the state switched to primaries in 1988, it held party caucuses to select candidates, a system that U.S. Rep. Tom Cole believes shut too many people out.

According to state figures, nearly 602,000 voters turned out for those first primaries - compared with a few thousand that turned up for the caucuses.

More than a dozen states and territories will vote on Tuesday’s primaries.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com

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