Sanders beat Clinton in Tulsa

The Oklahoma State Election Board has certified that Sen. Bernie Sanders defeated Mrs. Hillary Clinton in the March 1 primary.

Sanders got 174,228 votes in Oklahoma (55 percent) while Clinton got 139,442 (44 percent).

In the First Congressional District (including Tulsa), Sanders got 32,290 votes (51 percent) to Clinton’s 30,217 votes (48 percent). The total vote count in the First District was 62,507 Democrats and 313,671 statewide. This year, the Democrat Party let Independent voters cast ballots in primary elections.

The Democrat Party awarded Sanders 21 delegates while Clinton got 17.

On April 8 and 9, Oklahoma Democrats will meet at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City to select its 38 delegates and three alternates to the Democratic National Convention that will be in Philadelphia in late July.