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Obama Splits Nebraska's Electoral Votes
Newsroom America ^ | 11-15-2008

Posted on 11/15/2008 2:45:51 PM PST by My Favorite Headache

President-elect Obama has again made history by splitting traditionally Republican Nebraska's electoral votes, winning one of them in a state that has never split.

After all remaining ballots were counted Friday, Obama emerged with a 3,325-vote lead over Republican John McCain in unofficial results in the 2nd Congressional District. The district covers Douglas County, which includes Omaha.

Nebraska has five electoral votes. It is the only state besides Maine that split electoral votes.

Results in Missouri, with 11 electoral votes, are still not complete so the winner in that state has not been announced. Officials have until Tuesday to complete their count.

After Nebraska's single electoral vote, Obama now has 365 electoral votes to McCain's 162.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: 2008; bho2008; electionpresident; mccain; ne2008; ne2nddistrict
Jesus, McCain was so weak he couldn't even sweep Nebraska.
1 posted on 11/15/2008 2:45:51 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

RINOS never win.
RINOS NEVER WIN


2 posted on 11/15/2008 2:48:32 PM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Good ole republican moderates! everyone of the campaign staffers should be stripped of their rnc card and told to go away


3 posted on 11/15/2008 2:48:50 PM PST by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: TheRedSoxWinThePennant

+1


4 posted on 11/15/2008 2:49:24 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (Forget the 3AM phone call. Obama can not even answer the phone at 3PM.)
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To: JaneNC

I guess they didn’t want to “stand up and fight my friends...”


5 posted on 11/15/2008 2:49:48 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (Forget the 3AM phone call. Obama can not even answer the phone at 3PM.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

McCain wasn’t my first choice by far , But when 4.1 million R’s sit on their hands it will be hard to win with anybody .


6 posted on 11/15/2008 2:59:29 PM PST by Deetes (OBAMANATION)
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To: JaneNC
RINOS NEVER WIN

The only consolation from McCain not winning the election, is that MCCAIN didn't the election. (I hope that makes sense somehow.)

7 posted on 11/15/2008 3:00:13 PM PST by fwdude ("...a 'centrist' ... has few principles - and those are negotiable." - Don Feder)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I’m convinced Mickey Mouse could have run on the democratic ticket and won. It’s political momentum (plus $600M in cold hard cash, leaving aside for the moment where it all came from). I hope public campaign financing will be dead and buried after this fiasco and that no one will ever again believe the two big democrat lies: 1) I will accept public campaign financing, and 2) I will cut your taxes.


8 posted on 11/15/2008 3:00:33 PM PST by scottinoc (If it's not Scottish, it's crap!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

McCain got beat like a Kenyan Tribal Drum.


9 posted on 11/15/2008 3:15:37 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: My Favorite Headache

If only.
10 posted on 11/15/2008 3:41:47 PM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: struggle

Thonpson/Palin has a ring to it.


11 posted on 11/15/2008 3:58:54 PM PST by Mojave (http://www.americanbacklash.com/)
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To: My Favorite Headache

LOL

I guess not my friends.


12 posted on 11/15/2008 4:06:14 PM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: struggle
If only Fred Thompson didn't run a half-assed campaign. Idiot. He thought he was going to be annointed and wouldn't have to put much effort into it. That might have worked had he gotten in a month or so earlier before the money-people and most voters had already chosen a candidate. By the time he got off his ass and entered the race, he needed to persuade people away from other candidates, and put forth maybe 10% of the needed effort.
13 posted on 11/15/2008 4:07:52 PM PST by GreatOne (You will bow down before me, Son of Jor-el!)
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To: struggle
As much as I like Thompson, he's just too old to be electable - which was one of McCain's problems. I know, superficial judgment, but that's the judgment the idle-brained electorate makes.
14 posted on 11/15/2008 4:08:12 PM PST by fwdude ("...a 'centrist' ... has few principles - and those are negotiable." - Don Feder)
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To: Deetes

“...But when 4.1 million R’s sit on their hands it will be hard to win with anybody.”

And thanks to them we are stuck with Socialist Emperor Obama and all the damage he is going do to national security, the economy and the Supreme Court.


15 posted on 11/15/2008 4:11:07 PM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

“I guess they didn’t want to “stand up and fight my friends...””

With friends like that John McCain doesn’t need enemies. They sat this one out and put America on life support.


16 posted on 11/15/2008 4:12:32 PM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

whose bone-headed idea was it to give the 2nd District its own electoral vote? You bet it was a bone to Ernie Chambers to exclude any rural areas from it. Plus i dont see how it did us any good to keep Madison county in the 1st district when we give the rats the Omaha metro.


17 posted on 11/15/2008 4:40:53 PM PST by stan_sipple
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To: struggle

If only ... what? It’s a pic of a guy who endorsed McCain in 2000 and ran such a poor campaign he couldnt make it past South Carolina.

Meanwhile, we have people touting palin as some savior when in fact she ran on a losing ticket and has been effectively Quayled by the Obamedia and her fuzzy interviews.

It’s like the Carter-Reagan-Mondale era only in reverse.

We will need a SHARP, SMART, PRINCIPLED, CONSERVATIVE LEADERS who can reach out to YOUTH, MINORITIES, SUBURBAN VOTERS, CATHOLICS, as well as traditional GOP groups.

If we had the perfect candidate, he would have beaten Mccain in the primaries.


18 posted on 11/15/2008 4:45:05 PM PST by WOSG (STOP OBAMA'S SOCIALISM - Change we need: Replace the Democrat Congress)
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To: LottieDah

AMEN


19 posted on 11/15/2008 4:47:21 PM PST by Deetes (OBAMANATION)
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To: Deetes
quote from a recent post-election analysis: "Turnout in last week’s election increased from four years ago but fell far short of some forecasts largely because many Republican voters either stayed home or left blank the presidential section of their ballots."(italics added)
20 posted on 11/15/2008 5:00:33 PM PST by stan_sipple
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"many Republican voters either stayed home or left blank the presidential section of their ballots."

A combination of some who wouldn't vote for McCain and the successful media assassination of Sarah Palin.

21 posted on 11/15/2008 5:06:12 PM PST by cookcounty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why the ship is built." ---Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: My Favorite Headache

The second district now includes a large population of illegals who naturally are recruited to vote democrat.


22 posted on 11/15/2008 5:27:02 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: fwdude

When calling for McCain in october - I encountered that objection - “He’s old, what if he drops dead?” I couldn’t say “Well, would that be bad?” - I just used something like the following:

“When god calls him home, it’ll be because he’ll do bigger work there than he can here. However, his mom is campaigning with him - he’ll be fine.”


23 posted on 11/15/2008 5:45:12 PM PST by rudman
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To: RJS1950

Nebraska doesn’t require id?

There state government can do better than that.


24 posted on 11/15/2008 5:45:15 PM PST by rudman
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To: rudman
There, state government can do better than that. Most states can do better and the Republican Leadership Conference caused open primaries in hopes of attracting independents and the crossover vote...

So you can blame Christy todd whitman and John (Purina) Danforth for the McCain nomination.....

25 posted on 11/15/2008 5:48:37 PM PST by x_plus_one (Muhammed and Allah = 2 memes destined for the ashheap of history.....)
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To: stan_sipple

whose bone-headed idea was it to give the 2nd District its own electoral vote?”

Is it a Dem district?
How did Obama win there?


26 posted on 11/15/2008 6:31:30 PM PST by WOSG (STOP OBAMA'S SOCIALISM - Change we need: Replace the Democrat Congress)
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To: WOSG

Lee Terry-R is the Congressman. His race was somewhat close with Jim Esch-D. The GOP outnumbers the Dems in the 2nd District. Still Obama somehow won. The Rats had better turn-out for Obama


27 posted on 11/15/2008 7:19:11 PM PST by stan_sipple
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To: scottinoc
You are right. Mickey Mouse would have outpolled Zero.

So would have anyone else of the Republican also rans. McCain only wanted the nomination to ensure no conservative could be elected. My daughter, conservative, but not that into politics, described McCain's debate performance as pathetic.

These dog and pony shows make little difference to the politically astute, but there are a lot of amateurs who make their voting decision based on the debates.

28 posted on 11/15/2008 7:34:23 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: x_plus_one

Amen. McCain was a kick in the pants - but I worked my butt off trying to get him elected, even before Palin got on the ticket.

One hopes that we can put a conservative candidate up next time.


29 posted on 11/15/2008 7:42:02 PM PST by rudman
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To: My Favorite Headache

Buffet must have had a lot, $hall we $ay, to do with this, since Omaha is Buffet-land and he is “like this” with That One.


30 posted on 11/15/2008 10:25:47 PM PST by thesetruths
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