Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I can't help but give a big shout out to my home state, Nebraska. Nebraska is one of only two states in the union (Maine is the other one) that allows for their electoral votes to be split, based on Congressional districts, rather than the "winner take all" system that we all know so well. Growing up in rural Nebraska, I can honestly say I never thought I'd see the day. The last time Nebraska went blue was for LBJ in 1964 (long before I was born.)

I'm not sure why Obama was able to pull the vote. But the fact that the 2nd Congressional district was competitive this year speaks volumes to the dissatisfaction and fear voters had of the worsening economic crisis. Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE 2nd) won by only 4 percentage points.

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