Calvey defeats Gieger in contentious race for Republican nominee from Oklahoma Co. DA

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A hotly contested Republican race for Oklahoma County district attorney is coming to an end.

At 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, Kevin Calvey collected 60.7% of the vote against 39.3% for Gayland Gieger. Currently, 100% of constituencies report election results.

Calvey declared victory over Gieger during a speech earlier Tuesday night. In a live interview with News 9 on Tuesday night, Gieger said he called Calvey to concede.

The race has come under the microscope since Calvey called for a recount after June’s primary race. Calvey and Gieger were separated by less than 50 votes.

Related: One Vote at a Time, Oklahoma County Elections Committee Telling DA Race

Less than a week after Tuesday’s election date, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation confirmed it was investigating Kevin Calvey’s campaign after multiple allegations of misuse of public funds.

Calvey questioned the timing of the investigation, which was alerted to the allegations by Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater.

Related: Oklahoma Co. DA Prater, candidate DA Calvey talks to OSBI about Calvey’s campaign

Gieger is the assistant county district attorney.

Calvey currently serves as Oklahoma County Commissioner for District 3.

Prater said in April 2021 that he would not seek re-election as district attorney. When he leaves office in January 2023, Prater will have served 16 years as an Oklahoma County district attorney.

The Republican nominee will face Democratic nominee Vicki Behenna, who beat Mark Myles in June.

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