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Democratic presidential hopefuls could still have a shot at claiming one of Nebraska’s electoral votes, despite Republican dominance statewide, based on newly approved political maps. Nebraska passed congressional boundaries Thursday that would keep the Omaha-centered 2nd Congressional District competitive, even though Republicans have pushed to draw the districts in a way that would have given the party a greater advantage. GOP lawmakers withdrew their plan after realizing they didn’t have enough support to overcome a Democratic-led filibuster.

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Democrat RJ Neary will face incumbent Republican Mayor Jean Stothert in the May 11 election. The Douglas County Election Commission on Friday announced the results after counting 12,000 absentee ballots. The top two vote getters in Omaha’s city primary elections move on the general election. A total of 85,096 people voted in the primary on Tuesday. Unofficial results showed Stothert, who is seeking a third term, received 47,966 votes. Neary, a commercial real estate broker, received 13,162 votes. Three other Democrats ran in the primary election. 

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Omaha’s mayor says she’ll return to work and seek reelection after her husband, a prominent local surgeon, died earlier this month from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Mayor Jean Stothert on Tuesday thanked the public and her campaign opponents for their support following the death of her husband, Dr. Joseph Stothert. She says he would have wanted her to continue as mayor and recalled how he joined her door-knocking campaigns, her town hall events and her annual State of the City addresses. She says her children, Elizabeth Leddy and Dr. Andrew Stothert, have also encouraged her to run.

Mayor Suspends Re-election Campaign In Wake Of Tragedy

Mar 9, 2021

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is putting her reelection campaign on hold temporarily.  Stothert's office announced yesterday that the mayor is pausing all campaign activities following the death of her husband.  Dr. Joe Stothert was found dead on Friday at the family's home in southwest Omaha, and no foul play is suspected. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's secretary of state has won a national award for its efforts to keep election secure.

Nebraska Secretary of State Robert Evnen's office received the Innovators Award earlier this week from the National Association of State Election Directors.

Evnen's office collaborated with Nebraska's registration database vendor and a federal cybersecurity contractor on the project.

Key U.S. House Race Live Results

Nov 6, 2018
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Key U.S. Senate Live Results

Nov 6, 2018
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Live 2018 Gubernatorial Election Results

Nov 6, 2018
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2018 Ballot Measures Live Results

Nov 6, 2018
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Follow live results for key ballot measures and state propositions across the country for the 2018 midterm elections.

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2018 Midterm Election Balance of Power

Nov 6, 2018
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Track the balance of power between the major parties in Congress as results come in for House and Senate races.

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2018 Nebraska Midterm Election Results

Nov 6, 2018
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Get the latest on Nebraska's ballot measures and races for governor, Senate, and House.

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2018 Iowa Midterm Election Results

Nov 6, 2018
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Follow live coverage of the 2018 midterm elections, including results and analysis.  You can also track the balance of power between the major parties in Congress as results come in for House and Senate races.  Get caught up in the latest news.

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2018 Midterm Election Coverage on KIOS

Oct 23, 2018
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Beginning at 7 p.m. this Election Day, KIOS will provide national and statewide election coverage from NPR and from around our region. 

On 91.5 KIOS, we will pre-empt our regular broadcast of As It Happens for NPR special coverage, which will feature interviews with newsmakers, reports from state races, and analysis from NPR's Political Team.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In Iowa, the dozen or so little-known Democrats who have begun visiting the early presidential nominating state sometimes go unrecognized while the party's stars and rising national figures stay away for now.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say they've received 870 applications for online voter registration over a 24-hour period.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents with a driver's license or state identification card can now register to vote at a new state website.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State lawmaker Rob Hogg says he'll announce his Democratic bid for Senate during a three-day tour of the state this week.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents who are eligible to vote will be able to register and update their registrations online under a new system that Secretary of State John Gale plans to launch this week.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal agency says states can use grant money intended to improve elections in order to pay for criminal investigations of voter fraud.