States of the Union: Oklahoma

Although Oklahoma has been a reliably Republican state in presidential elections in recent years, The Sooner State is home to a lot of registered Democrats. Find out what makes these Democrats vote for Republican candidates; also, a look at how the recent push for alternative fuels has been received in a state that is the fifth-largest producer of crude oil in the nation and the second-largest producer of natural gas. Randy Krehbiel is staff writer at The Tulsa World.

States of the Union fact for the week: There are 25 different native languages spoken in Oklahoma, the highest number in the country.