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Did George Floyd’s death affect Oklahoma’s elections?

Black Lives Matter protesters urged Oklahomans to go to the polls after Minnesota police killed George Floyd. Did the energy felt in street protests translate into Oklahomans’ polling places?


Defund police vote exposes deep divisions in Norman

Norman is the only one of Oklahoma’s three largest cities where leaders were swayed to redirect funding after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.


Oklahoma City leaders to reconsider police oversight following protests denouncing racial disparities

Thousands of Oklahomans demanded change after an unarmed black man was killed by police in Minneapolis. Protesters in Oklahoma City especially criticized its police departments relatively high number of killings of black residents. City leaders are considering some of the protesters’ demands.