Democrat primaries are open to Independents

The Oklahoma Democrat Party has opened its primary elections to Independent voters.

After more than 100 years of being the predominant party in the state, the Republican Party now has more registered members. Plus, the GOP controls the Oklahoma House and Senate and Gov. Mary Fallin is a Republican.

Democrats said their move will open the primaries to more than 260,000 registered Independents. Seventy percent of the state convention delegates supported the move and it got a unanimous vote by the Democrat Party’s Central Committee.