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  [NE] Winner-take-all electoral vote fails
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Last EditedRP  Apr 13, 2016 12:34pm
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CategoryProposed Legislation
News DateWednesday, April 13, 2016 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionA proposal to dump Nebraska's distinctive presidential electoral system and establish a statewide winner-take-all vote was trapped Tuesday by a filibuster and buried by the Legislature.

A motion to invoke cloture and bring an end to legislative debate fell one senator short of the 33 votes required to proceed with the bill, failing on a 32-17 count.

The result is that Nebraska will continue to allocate its five electoral votes by awarding one to the winner in each of the three congressional districts and two to the statewide victor.

That means metropolitan Omaha's 2nd Congressional District will be in play again this presidential election year.
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