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Lawmakers look to change Nebraska's electoral vote distribution to winner-take-all

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State lawmakers look to change how electoral votes are awarded in presidential elections.

Fremont Senator Charlie Jansen is pushing for his bill that would reinstate the winner-take-all system for electing presidential and vice-presidential candidates.

Under the bill, Nebraska would award all electoral votes to the candidates who receive the highest number of votes in the state.

Nebraska and Maine are the only two states that splits its votes based on the winner in each congressional district.

Currently, Nebraska has five *individual* electoral votes, that can be split amongst candidates. President Obama received one of Nebraska's five votes in the 2008 election. 

 

 

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