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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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