Recount Confirms Oklahoma County DA Race Headed to Runoff - Recounts Confirm Outcome of Three Primary Elections
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2022
CONTACT: Misha Mohr, State Election Board PIO, (405) 522- 6624, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Oklahoma City) – Recounts in the Oklahoma County District Attorney, District 7 Republican Primary, McIntosh County Commissioner, District 3 Democratic Primary, and the Nowata County Assessor Republican Primary have each confirmed the outcomes of those elections.
Last week’s recounts in McIntosh and Nowata counties exactly matched the election results.
The Oklahoma County recount was completed today and confirmed that the Republican Primary for District Attorney is headed to the August 23 Runoff. Out of nearly 58,000 ballots that were recounted by hand in Oklahoma County, only six changes occurred from the original count: Robert W. Gray (+2), Gayland Gieger (+2) and Kevin Calvey (+2).
“Recounts are an important part of the election process, and these recounts proved once again that Oklahoma has one of the most accurate and secure voting systems in the entire world. That is something that every Oklahoman can be proud of,” said Paul Ziriax, Secretary of the State Election Board.
“We appreciate the candidates who requested these three recounts because they provide clear evidence of the accuracy Oklahoma’s voting system. We have free, fair, safe and secure elections in the State of Oklahoma,” he stated.
Ziriax hopes the recounts will help dispel some of the misinformation that Oklahoma election officials have been hearing since 2020.
“These hand recounts are the latest proof that Oklahoma’s eScan voting devices accurately tabulate ballots. Voters should avoid misinformation that claims otherwise,” he said.
Today, the Oklahoma County Election Board will certify the post-recount election results for the Oklahoma County District Attorney, District 7 Republican Primary. The State Election Board will meet on Friday to certify those results.
Final election results for the June 28 Primary Election can be found on the State Election Board website at https://oklahoma.gov/elections.html. The Runoff Primary is Tuesday, August 23.