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Nebraska Election Results: Republican Race For Senate Live Thread
Nebraska Secretary of State ^ | 5/15/12 | John Gale, Nebraska Sec State

Posted on 05/15/2012 6:29:41 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
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FYI, if anyone wants to follow this tonight. Whoever wins, I hope they replace Ben "Cornhusker Kickback" Nelson.
1 posted on 05/15/2012 6:29:48 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

New results: with 91/1785 precincts reporting:

Bruning has 39.36% of the vote
Fischer has 34.37% of the vote


2 posted on 05/15/2012 6:30:57 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

What does that mean? Which is the conservative?


3 posted on 05/15/2012 6:34:52 PM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


4 posted on 05/15/2012 6:35:39 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: ZULU

I think Deb Fischer is and that Sarah Palin endorsed her (but not sure)


5 posted on 05/15/2012 6:39:33 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: SoFloFreeper

re: “but it sure doesn’t 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.


6 posted on 05/15/2012 6:40:01 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: SoFloFreeper

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?


7 posted on 05/15/2012 6:40:07 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: ZULU

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.


8 posted on 05/15/2012 6:40:43 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: shalom aleichem

Deb Fisher is, in fact, the person Palin endorsed.


9 posted on 05/15/2012 6:43:45 PM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It would have been nice if the results showed the results of individual races - Rep vs Dem.


10 posted on 05/15/2012 6:46:23 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: JaguarXKE

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%.


11 posted on 05/15/2012 6:46:32 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
New results: with 91/1785 precincts reporting:

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)

12 posted on 05/15/2012 6:48:11 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: KC Burke

He hasn’t won yet! In fact I just did a refresh and she’s only 1% behind now!


13 posted on 05/15/2012 6:49:43 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: ZULU

“What does that mean? Which is the conservative?”
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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.


14 posted on 05/15/2012 6:50:04 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: JaguarXKE

Oh Crap, now she’s behind 8% all of the sudden! This is going to be an interesting night!


15 posted on 05/15/2012 6:51:44 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: SoFloFreeper

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!


16 posted on 05/15/2012 7:14:44 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: JaguarXKE

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!


17 posted on 05/15/2012 7:22:29 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: JaguarXKE; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal

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.

http://electionresults.sos.ne.gov/resultsCTY.aspx?type=SW&rid=651&pty=REP&osn=102&map=CTY


18 posted on 05/15/2012 7:25:17 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

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.

See http://electionresults.sos.ne.gov/resultsSW.aspx?text=Race&type=SW&map=CTY


19 posted on 05/15/2012 7:39:00 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

Deb has just taken a slight lead with 50% reporting.


20 posted on 05/15/2012 7:42:30 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: butterdezillion

Just over half the precincts in and she’s AHEAD 400 votes!


21 posted on 05/15/2012 7:42:42 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: SoFloFreeper; All

Can someone PLEASE answer the earlier question: is there a RUNOFF for the top 2 if no one gets 50% + 1?


22 posted on 05/15/2012 7:43:20 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Clintonfatigued

Very close. As the GOP needs new young blood I was hoping Bruning would end up being a star but the more I read about him the less I liked him. But we can’t afford to lose that seat, especially to someone like Kerrey. Looks like Stenberg is out so if anyone beats Bruning it will be Fischer. Will she be favored in the general election? I sure hope so.


23 posted on 05/15/2012 7:44:04 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: butterdezillion; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun

Excellent news, with nearly half the precincts reporting, Deb Fischer has pulled slightly ahead.


24 posted on 05/15/2012 7:44:47 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Douglas County now has 184/185 precincts in, so it is practically done.

And Fischer now has a very slight overall lead with 908/1785 precincts counted.


25 posted on 05/15/2012 7:44:47 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2
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To: montag813

Nope, no run off for this Nebraska race. Whoever gets the most votes wins.


26 posted on 05/15/2012 7:48:57 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Eccl 10:2; Last Dakotan

“Douglas County now has 184/185 precincts in, so it is practically done.”

Good point. Douglas County is Jon Bruning’s home base. The counties that haven’t reported are mostly areas where Deb Fischer is strong. I’m confident now.


27 posted on 05/15/2012 7:49:17 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: House Atreides

53% of precincts have reported but less than 13% of the votes reported/counted so far.


28 posted on 05/15/2012 7:51:02 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Clintonfatigued

More than twice as many votes cast in the GOP Senate primary. Looks good, though the Dem race wasn’t as hotly contested I guess. Speaking of the Dems I think that Chuck Hassebrook guy really got treated badly, especially after Kerrey told him he would not run, and that he would support Hassebrook! Then days later Kerrey changed his mind. Shows he can’t keep his word.

Deb Fischer seems to be pulling away now. Could be quite a victory for Tea Party forces. I just hope she is strong for the general election.


29 posted on 05/15/2012 7:53:42 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Clintonfatigued

HUGE kudos to Sarah Palin if Fischer pulls this out. The polls DRAMATICALLY turned around 2 days after her endorsement.


30 posted on 05/15/2012 7:53:47 PM PDT by montag813
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To: House Atreides

53% of precincts have reported but less than 13% of the votes reported/counted so far.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Yeah - I just noticed that, too. What does that mean? How can a precinct report but the votes not yet be counted?

Do we have another Iowa straw poll on our hands?


31 posted on 05/15/2012 7:54:23 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2
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To: Eccl 10:2

I’m sure the Bastard Rove still has a few tricks to share on how to steal an election.


32 posted on 05/15/2012 7:54:58 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: House Atreides
I'm not sure what the NE SOS site means by their denominator for "Ballots Cast" They've been listing that as 1136,402, yet (a) how can they that so precisely before the results are in, and (b) how can their be that many votes cast in a primary when the whole state population is about 1,800,000? Maybe it is the number of registered voters statewide.

Meanwhile with 1095/1785 precincts in Deb Fischer leads by 3200 votes!

33 posted on 05/15/2012 7:58:45 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: House Atreides
53% of precincts have reported but less than 13% of the votes reported/counted so far.

That graph clearly refers to overall turnout. The 1,136,402 must mean the # of registered voters. The entire state only has a population of 1.8 million. Don't expect that to get above say 50% tonight.

34 posted on 05/15/2012 7:59:09 PM PDT by montag813
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To: TNCMAXQ; montag813

It’s still very close with over 60% reporting, but momentum seems to be on Fischer’s side. She currently leads by about 3,200 votes (2.5%).


35 posted on 05/15/2012 8:00:02 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

Another page on SOS site confirms 1,136,402 is indeed the number of registered voters. So the % listed by it is a turnout measure.


36 posted on 05/15/2012 8:01:00 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

None of Omaha’s precincts have reported yet though. Last I checked half of Lincoln’s were in. Those are Sodom and Gomorrah; it’s always a question of whether the rural folks can muster enough votes to neutralize those 2 cities.

I was encouraged, though, that my county (Saline) went for Fischer. This county is largely democrats but at least it seems the R’s that ARE here have seen past Bruning.

Could be a long night. I sure hope she can pull it off.


37 posted on 05/15/2012 8:01:03 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

What ? Douglas has 184/185 precincts reported in.


38 posted on 05/15/2012 8:04:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Clintonfatigued

With 66% in Fischer has close to 50,000 votes in the GOP primary while Kerrey has only 42,000 in the Demo race. Now it looks like 3 times as many votes were cast in the Republican primary so that is a good sign.


39 posted on 05/15/2012 8:05:36 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: TNCMAXQ

“Deb Fischer seems to be pulling away now. Could be quite a victory for Tea Party forces. I just hope she is strong for the general election.”
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She polls way ahead of Kerrey in preliminary polls. It should be a cake walk for her if she wins the primary. And you guys are right—big kudos for Palin for this one. It’s still early, but I’m beginning to feel better about this race now.


40 posted on 05/15/2012 8:06:34 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: butterdezillion

How does Lancaster county lean? That appears to have the biggest outstanding number of votes of the counties on the Sec of States website.


41 posted on 05/15/2012 8:09:07 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

Glad to hear she is ahead of Kerrey. I thought since Bruning and Stenberg had statewide election experience that they might be stronger. It will be good to have another conservative (presumably pro life) woman senator.


42 posted on 05/15/2012 8:09:30 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: butterdezillion

Fischer lost Douglas by ~3000 votes. She’s currently up ~5000 votes. But Lancaster County has more precincts than Douglas.


43 posted on 05/15/2012 8:10:35 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; randita; GOPsterinMA; TNCMAXQ; montag813

I’m calling it for Fischer. She’s up by 4% with almost all of Douglas County (Omaha) in and with all of suburban Sarpy County in; Lancaster County (Lincoln) is only half in, but Bruning is barely ahead of Fischer there. A lot of Western Nebraska (Fischer’s strongest area) is still out, including all of Buffalo County. I think that Fischer will win by at least 5%.

Just one week ago, this result would have been unimaginable. This is a huge victory for grassroots conservatives. Hopefully, a bit of this will rub off on Utah, Texas and Florida primary voters.


44 posted on 05/15/2012 8:10:35 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: House Atreides

These kinds of elections have national importance! I’m in New Mexico and I can’t stop watching this race! Praying to Fischer!


45 posted on 05/15/2012 8:11:49 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: montag813

Fischer is over 40% now, with 1272/1785 precincts counted.


46 posted on 05/15/2012 8:12:07 PM PDT by Bush_Democrat ((xDem now) - Breitbart sent me)
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To: House Atreides

How does Lancaster county lean

However Rove wants them to lean.


47 posted on 05/15/2012 8:12:07 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: House Atreides

If Deb wins, and she looks like she’s going to pull it out, don’t forget to send a thank-you to Eric Holder. Bruening had this locked up, until the stories started to come out a few weeks ago that he had endorsed Holder, AND STILL CONTINUED TO SUPPORT HIM..and when he refused to recant, well, the tide turned..


48 posted on 05/15/2012 8:12:07 PM PDT by ken5050 (FRACK Obama!!!)
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To: House Atreides
And you guys are right—big kudos for Palin for this one.

Kudos indeed! And, it'd be almost worth turning on the TV to see Rove and the rest of the GOPe explain this one away.

49 posted on 05/15/2012 8:12:27 PM PDT by Marathoner (If the election was Obama vs. Satan I'd have to flip a coin.)
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“Deb Fischer seems to be pulling away now. Could be quite a victory for Tea Party forces. I just hope she is strong for the general election.”
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She polls way ahead of Kerrey in preliminary polls. It should be a cake walk for her if she wins the primary. And you guys are right—big kudos for Palin for this one. It’s still early, but I’m beginning to feel better about this race now.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

If Fischer’s momentum holds and she wins tonight, I suspect Palin will be back in force.

You betcha!


50 posted on 05/15/2012 8:13:29 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2
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