Skip to comments.Nebraska Election Results: Republican Race For Senate Live Thread
Posted on 05/15/2012 6:29:41 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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New results: with 91/1785 precincts reporting:
Bruning has 39.36% of the vote
Fischer has 34.37% of the vote
What does that mean? Which is the conservative?
Something else interesting to note: roughly 17,000 votes have been cast in the Democrat primary for the U.S. Senate...but only 13,500 votes for the Democrat primary for the President.
This means 3,500 Democrats in Nebraska don’t even care enough about Obama’s re-election that they didn’t even cast a ballot...not definitive, but it sure doesn’t show an energized Democrat base.
Obama took one or two electoral votes from Nebraska in 2008. I bet that doesn’t happen in 2012.
I think Deb Fischer is and that Sarah Palin endorsed her (but not sure)
re: “but it sure doesnt show an energized Democrat base.”
I agree, especially when you see that 32,000 republicans have voted in the primary so far, and only about 17,000 on the Dems side.
Can you confirm that the vote requires 50% +1 to avoid a run off and if no one gets it, it’s the top 2 vote getters?
Someone will correct me if this isn’t right but I think Fischer is the Conservative (that Palin endorsed) and Bruning is the GOPe choice.
Deb Fisher is, in fact, the person Palin endorsed.
It would have been nice if the results showed the results of individual races - Rep vs Dem.
It’s the same ol thing. Couple of conservative new comers dividing the conservative majority and the establishment guy sailing in for a win with a whooping 39%.
Bruning has 39.36% of the vote Fischer has 34.37% of the vote (about 5% difference)
With 126/1785 precincts reporting:
Bruning has 38.60% of the vote Fischer has 35.41% of the vote (She's gaining! Only 3.2% difference)
He hasn’t won yet! In fact I just did a refresh and she’s only 1% behind now!
“What does that mean? Which is the conservative?”
Both Fischer (endorsed by Palin recently) and Stenberg (endorsed by DeMint earlier) are both Tea Party conservatives. Bruning is the GOPe candidate. If things don’t turn around soon, Fischer & Stenberg will split the anti-GOPe vote (which is the majority of the vote) and allow Bruning to waltz into an undeserved victory.
I’m not a happy camper right now.
Oh Crap, now she’s behind 8% all of the sudden! This is going to be an interesting night!
Obama now has 6,000 votes less than the number of votes for the Dem Senate race. That means 6000 people so far have not cared enough to vote for Bamby! Not a good sign for the Bamster!
Now with 475/11785 reporting she has closed again to within 3%. Geez I live in New Mexico, but this is nerve wracking! I’d really like to see Deb pull it off and beat the GOPe guy!
Jon Bruning is still ahead, but it’s important to watch the county-by-county results. Douglas County (Omaha) consists of about 40% of the toal vote and it’s Bruning’s home base (he was a state Senator there once). Many of the rural counties haven’t been counted at all yet.
The map is crazy. It shows counties with zero precincts reporting, and yet has a percentage listed for the candidates.
But of the counties with any precincts reporting so far, the only one that Bruning is winning is Cedar County, up north. Douglas County has no precincts reporting yet.
Deb has just taken a slight lead with 50% reporting.