Of Oklahoma's voting population of 1,215,413, 7.4% are
black and 5.2% are Latino. There are currently no
blacks or Latinos representing Oklahoma. Under the
proposed super districting plan, racial minority voters
supporting a candidate with crossover appeal could elect a
candidate of choice in coalition with white voters.
In the 2000 Presidential election, George W. Bush won
Oklahoma with 60% of the vote over Al Gore's 38%. The
state's Democratic partisanship is 40.1%. Despite
making up two-fifths of the voting population, Democrats
cannot elect a candidate of choice in any of the five
districts and are only competitive in one. Under the
proposed super districting plan, voters would likely elect
three Republicans and two Democrats.