Oklahoma has the reputation for being one of the "reddest" states in the country.
No Democrat has won the Presidential vote here since 1968. The state is entering its third straight term with a Republican Governor. The GOP has enjoyed supermajorities in both houses of the legislature for several sessions in a row and that percentage only grew after the 2018 elections.
President Donald Trump enjoys one of his highest approval ratings from polls taken here and it was considered a huge upset when one of the 40 seats the Democrats picked up in the 2018 midterm elections included a Democrat from Oklahoma's fifth congressional district.
If you want to impress your friends this weekend, tell them all of those things and then ask them to guess the percentage of Oklahomans who are registered as Republicans.
Do you think it would be 60 percent? No. Maybe 70 percent? You're getting colder.
Only 47 percent of Oklahoma's registered voters are Republicans. The Democrats claim almost 37 percent. More than 15 percent of registered voters choose no party (Independents) and about half a percent are Libertarians.
More than two million people are registered to vote in Oklahoma now. That's a new record. More than 100,000 new voters signed up last year.
State Question 788 to approve medical marijuana in the state and a wide open Governor's race, as well as some who registered to push back against President Trump or maybe even to support him against the push back explain most of that number.
It's hard to break down what is happening in the state when it comes to Republican electability compared to registration numbers.
In congressional district number five, Kendra Horn won by a small margin. Kevin Stitt lost CD5 by about 25,000 votes.
The district includes Pottawatomie, Seminole and Oklahoma counties. Stitt won with about 57 percent of the vote in Pottawatomie and Seminole counties and lost big in Oklahoma County. Likewise, Horn lost in the two smaller counties and won in Oklahoma County.
Registrations don't tell that story. Seminole County is one of the counties in Oklahoma that still has a Democrat majority. Oklahoma County is home to almost 30,000 more Republicans than Democrats. However, some of the story has to be told by the voters who don't pick a major party. Almost 75,000 people are registered as Independents in Oklahoma County.
With more Republicans on the rolls, those Independents were leaning to the left in the big races for Congress and Governor in November.
In other counties, the Democrats have an edge in registrations, but Republicans win the seats anyway. Oklahoma's second congressional district is the only one where Democrats outnumber Republicans. That used to matter when Mike Synar represented the district for eight terms and Brad Carson and Dan Boren were able to win the seat. But since 2013, Markwayne Mullin has won that seat for the Republicans.
Oklahoma has long been known for conservative Democrats. Whether it is candidates who are further left than voters or simply a deepening of those conservative ideals, the majority of Republicans registered to vote here are getting a lot of help from Independents and right-leaning Democrats as they win a lot of seats by big margins.
Registrations don't always tell the whole story, but Oklahoma continues to move to the right. I don't see that momentum slowing if it plowed right through the 2018 legislative session, Mary Fallin's final days and the "blue wave."