Obama Makes History in Nebraska , Wins One Electoral Vote

Not since 1964 has Nebraska given an electoral vote to a Democrat. It was announced today that Barack Obama got one of Nebraska's 5 electoral votes, from the congressional district that includes Omaha. where Democrats outnumber Republicans.

Nebraska and Maine are the only two states in the nation that split its electoral votes based on congressional district. All the other states award their electoral votes on a winner-take-all system.

Only Missouri is still out with its 11 electoral votes. The electoral count now stands: Obama, 365, McCain, 162.

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    I had no idea how emotional this election would be (5.00 / 0) (#1)
    by barryluda on Fri Nov 07, 2008 at 06:33:19 PM EST
    Every day I feel better and better about our country.

    I hope Obama runs the country as well as he ran his campaign.

    Do all your homework (none / 0) (#2)
    by CoralGables on Fri Nov 07, 2008 at 06:49:14 PM EST
    study every poll; enter a big contest; and get 49 states, DC, and the lone Omaha electoral vote right.

    And what does it win me? That would be squat. Damn you Indiana (but thank you just the same)

    Omaha (Home of the College Word Series and one Obama electoral vote) Rocks

    Make that World Series (none / 0) (#3)
    by CoralGables on Fri Nov 07, 2008 at 06:50:07 PM EST
    Wow, CoralGables, that's pretty impressive (none / 0) (#5)
    by barryluda on Fri Nov 07, 2008 at 09:53:47 PM EST
    You might have lost the contest, but you've earned my respect and hardy congratulations for getting them all (except Indiana).  Of course, I'm sure the contest probably had money; sorry about that.

    More good news. (none / 0) (#4)
    by cpa1 on Fri Nov 07, 2008 at 07:19:03 PM EST
    I have prepared an excel spreadsheet examining the Georgia Senate vote so far and an extrapolation for what the addition 1% of precincts will yield based on what each precinct did thusfar.  I can email the schedule to someone if they can get it in here.

    According to my analysis, there are about 42,000 votes remaining and Chamblis needs 70% of them to keep the race exactly at 50%.  It doesn't look like he'll do it mathematically.  

    This one was personal (none / 0) (#6)
    by robrecht on Sat Nov 08, 2008 at 05:34:41 AM EST
    It's only one electoral vote, but it's very important to me and my brohter.

    Berge said the victory was a tribute to all the work done by staffers and the hundreds of Obama volunteers who manned telephones and walked neighborhoods in the Omaha metropolitan area.

    My older brother was one of those going door-to-door in Omaha.  Months ago he felt like Omaha could go Democratic this year and worked hard to make it so.  He supported Obama early on, and we had lots of good discussions about Hillary v Obama, but I really respected his support for Obama.

    I can sure understand that (none / 0) (#8)
    by CoralGables on Sat Nov 08, 2008 at 09:44:12 AM EST
    I started to catch blurbs about District 2 a long time ago as that one electoral vote that was being hunted to avoid a possible tie when they opened several campaign offices there.

    As Obama started to show an electoral lead in polling, that lone Omaha vote was rarely discussed anymore. There was never any mention of the on the ground staff of volunteers being pulled to send elsewhere though. When Palin showed up there a few weeks back it proved the Obama ground attack in Omaha had made headway.

    True it borders Iowa, it's not like it is in the sea of red, but it's still friggin Nebraska.


    whew! (none / 0) (#7)
    by cpinva on Sat Nov 08, 2008 at 07:55:34 AM EST
    now that was a close run thing! obama just barely won, certainly not a mandate or anything.

    well geez, that's what hannity and them are telling me. who you going to believe, them or your lying eyes?

    The National Popular Vote bill (none / 0) (#9)
    by mvymvy on Mon Nov 10, 2008 at 01:02:47 PM EST
    To make every vote in every state politically relevant and equal in presidential elections, support the National Popular Vote bill.

    The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC). The bill would take effect only when enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes (270 of 538). When the bill comes into effect, all the electoral votes from those states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

    The National Popular Vote bill has been approved by 21 legislative chambers (one house in CO, AR, ME, NC, and WA, and two houses in MD, IL, HI, CA, MA, NJ, RI, and VT). It has been enacted into law in Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, and Maryland. These states have 50 (19%) of the 270 electoral votes needed to bring this legislation into effect.

    see  http://www.NationalPopularVote.com