Skip to comments.Obama Splits Nebraska's Electoral Votes
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.
RINOS never win.
RINOS NEVER WIN
Good ole republican moderates! everyone of the campaign staffers should be stripped of their rnc card and told to go away
I guess they didn’t want to “stand up and fight my friends...”
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 .
The only consolation from McCain not winning the election, is that MCCAIN didn't the election. (I hope that makes sense somehow.)
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.
McCain got beat like a Kenyan Tribal Drum.
Thonpson/Palin has a ring to it.
I guess not my friends.
“...But when 4.1 million Rs 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.
“I guess they didnt 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.
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.
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.
A combination of some who wouldn't vote for McCain and the successful media assassination of Sarah Palin.
The second district now includes a large population of illegals who naturally are recruited to vote democrat.
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.”
Nebraska doesn’t require id?
There state government can do better than that.
So you can blame Christy todd whitman and John (Purina) Danforth for the McCain nomination.....
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?
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
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.
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.
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.