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Update: 11:18 p.m.

Republican Kevin Stitt has defeated Democrat Drew Edmondson and Libertarian Chris Powell to become Oklahoma's next governor. The Tulsa businessman is a political newcomer who largely campaigned on his business background.

With nearly 89 percent of the vote tallied, Stitt leads Edmondson as the top vote-getter by a margin of 54.7 percent to 41.9 percent.

Black leaders are voicing concerns about a growing sense of apathy about politics within the African-American community. Former state senator Angela Monson says there is an attitude among younger black voters that their vote isn’t making a difference, while Oklahoma NAACP President Anthony R. Davis says black voters are frustrated that getting a college degree still doesn't guarantee a job.