Nebraska Sticks with Electoral Vote System, for Now

After Barack Obama won one of Nebraska's electoral votes despite losing the state 57%-42%, Republicans in Nebraska talked a lot about amending their system ...
by | January 27, 2009

After Barack Obama won one of Nebraska's electoral votes despite losing the state 57%-42%, Republicans in Nebraska talked a lot about amending their system of handing out electoral votes by congressional district. What they didn't do was introduce a bill to change the system, as the Omaha World Herald reports:

LINCOLN -- Credit term limits or the bum economy, but Nebraska lawmakers introduced the fewest bills in 26 years to open a two-year legislative cycle.

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For instance, there were no proposals to change Nebraska's split system of awarding electoral college votes for president.

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Gov. Dave Heineman and other Republicans had discussed going back to the winner-take-all system used in 48 other states.

Heineman said Thursday the electoral college was never his priority and that such a bill probably will be introduced in the next couple of years.

(Hat tip: Ballot Access News)

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