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