In the runoff to represent Democrats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives District 26 race, Terry Hopkins secured 12 more votes than opponent Bruce Bushong.

In the runoff to represent Democrats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives District 26 race, Terry Hopkins secured 12 more votes than opponent Bruce Bushong.

Hopkins' 722 votes — or 50.42 percent — against Bushong's 710 votes — or 49.58 percent — made the race extremely close.

The six candidates vying for the seat are now down to two.

Once results are certified, Hopkins should face off with Republican Incumbent Dell Kerbs in November.

Kerbs — running against Lucas Cannon (18.50 percent) and Sterling Springer (22.49 percent) — won the GOP ticket in June with 59.02 percent of the vote.

Democrat Lauren Richter had the least votes in the June primary with Hopkins and Bushong.

Initial results

Initial ballot results are gathered from the Oklahoma Election Board, at ok.gov; until certified, the website warns the voting results are not yet verified or official, and do not include provisional ballot results until after Aug. 31. Results also are subject to contest or recount at this time.