A snag at one Cleveland County precinct made the wait to declare a winner in Senate District 43 an agonizing affair. With one precinct out, it appeared Democrat David Boren might upset incumbent Republican Jim Reynolds.
But in the words of Yogi Berra, it ain’t over till it’s over.
That last precinct made all the difference. In a race where Boren led by about 200 votes, the final returns turned the tide.
Reynolds earned 1,094 votes in that precinct; Boren tallied 736. The final result:
FOR STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT NO. 43 38 OF 38
JIM REYNOLDS REP 13,826 50.29%
DAVID BOREN DEM 13,667 49.71%
Reynolds wins by the slightest of margins. That’s political drama.