Live Updates: National coverage of one of the busiest primary nights of the year

Live Updates: National coverage of one of the busiest primary nights of the year

THEY HEAD INSIDE? >> MORNING. THERE ARE A FEW OTHER BIG RACES YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BEFORE YOU HEADED TO THE POLLING. ONE IS THE VOTE ON OKLAHOMA ATTORNEY GENERAL. REPUBLICAN VOTERS WILL BE ABLE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN CURRENT ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN O’CONNOR, AND CHALLENGER GENTNER DRUMMOND. BUT THAT’S NOT THE ONLY STATE OFFICE YOU’LL SEE ON YOUR BALLOT. OKLAHOMANS ALSO MARKING THEIR CHOICE FOR STATE AUDITOR STATE — STATE AUDITOR, STATE TREASURER, COMMISSIONER OF LABOR AND CORPORATION COMMISSIONER. WE TALKED WITH ONE VOTER WHO SAYS HE THINKS ITS IMPORTANT FOR — IT IS IMPORTANT FOR OKLAHOMANS TO SHOW UP TO ALL ELECTIOS. >> WE HAVE A RIGHT TO SAY WHO MAKES DECISIONS FOR US, I THINK ESPECIALLY WITH ANYTHING GOING ON CURRENTLY, POLITICALLY, I THINK IF YOU HAVE ANY SORT OF OPINION IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAKE THAT KNOWN TO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO BE REPRESENTING YOU. >> WE WILL BE CONTINUING OUR ELECTION DAY COVERAGE ON AARON ONLINE. REPORTING FROM OKLAHOMA CITY AUDREY GOODSON KOCO 5 NEWS. JASON: THANK YOU. IN OKLAHOMA VOTERS WILL ALSO , DECIDE ON EIGHT $260 MILLION — A JUICY MILLION DOLLARS — A $260 MILLION BOND PROPOSAL FOR A NEW OKLAHOMA COUNTY JAIL AND MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY. OKLAHOMA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SAY THE BOND WILL NOT RAISE RESIDENTS’ TAXES BUT RENEW AN EXPIRING BOND APPROVED IN 2008. RIGHT NOW THE LOCATION OF WHERE THE NEW JAIL WILL BE BUILT IS UNKNOWN BUT THE COUNTY COMMISSIONER SAYS THEY HAVE ABOUT 20 SITES THEY’RE LOOKING AT. AND IF YOU NEED A RIDE TO THE POLLS TODAY LISTEN UP– EMBARK AND OKC STREETCAR ARE OFFERING FREE RIDES TO THOSE WHO WANT TO VOTE IN TODAY’S ELECTION. RIDES RUNNING UNTIL 7:30 TONIGHT. THE POLLING LINES ARE PICKING UP AND THIS MORNING WE GOT A CHANCE TALK TO SECRETARY OF THE STATE ELECTION BOARD. DURING THE KOCO 9:00 A.M. SHOW WE ASKED ABOUT TODAYS ELECTION AND HOW VOTES ARE PROCESSED. >> YOU WILL BE BUSY, HOW MUCH GOES INTO MAKING SURE THAT ALL OF THE VOTES COUNT? >> OKLAHOMA HAS SOME OF THE MOST SECURE ELECTIONS IN THE COUNTRY AND WE ARE PROUD ABOUT. OUR LEGISLATURE HAS PUT LAWS IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE ELECTION INTEGRITY. VOTERS WILL VOTE UNTIL 7:00 P.M.. IF YOU ARE IN LINE AT 7:00, YOU SO GET TO VOTE. AFTER 7:00 WE BEGIN REPORTING RESULTS AS THEY COME IN AS A SECURE CONNECTION. WE’LL SEE THEM ON OUR WEBSITE. FRIDAY, EACH OF THE ELECTION BOARDS WILL CERTIFY THE ELECTION. IN THE STATE ELECTION BOARD MEETS TO CERTIFY THE ELECTIONS. HAVE A VERY QUICK TURNAROUND TIME TO GET ABSENTEE BALLOTS TO MILITARY VOTERS. IN A WEEK AND A HALF WE WILL HAVE THOSE FOR THE RUNOFF PRIMARY. JASON: REMEMBER, PAUL’S OPEN THIS MORNING AT 7:00 AND CLOSE TONIGHT — POLLS OPENE

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Live Updates: National coverage of one of the busiest primary nights of the year

It’s one of the busiest primary nights of the year as voters in eight states head to the polls.llinois, Oklahoma, Colorado, New York and Utah are all hosting primary elections Tuesday. Meanwhile, runoffs are occurring in South Carolina and Mississippi, and a special election is being held in Nebraska.Check for live, time-stamped updates of results and breaking news from the jampacked primary night below:7:00 p.m. ETPolls have closed in the first state of the night — South Carolina. The race to watch is the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate between state Rep. Krystle Matthews and Catherine Bruce.The winner is hoping to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Tim Scott.

It’s one of the busiest primary nights of the year as voters in eight states head to the polls.

llinois, Oklahoma, Colorado, New York and Utah are all hosting primary elections Tuesday. Meanwhile, runoffs are occurring in South Carolina and Mississippi, and a special election is being held in Nebraska.

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Check for live, time-stamped updates of results and breaking news from the jampacked primary night below:

7:00 p.m. ET

Polls have closed in the first state of the night — South Carolina.

The race to watch is the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate between state Rep. Krystle Matthews and Catherine Bruce.

The winner is hoping to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Tim Scott.

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