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President Obama makes history. . . again.

November 14, 2008


President-elect Barack Obama has won one of Nebraska‘s electoral votes, making history in a state that has never split its electoral votes.

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, and portions of adjacent Sarpy County.

Nebraska, with five votes, and Maine are the only states that divide their electoral votes by congressional district.

Obama now has 365 electoral votes to McCain’s 162.

Missouri, with 11 electoral votes, is still too close to call. Election officials there have until Tuesday to finish counting.


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