Nebraska has five electoral votes; two are assigned to the winner of the statewide vote and one to the winner of each of the state’s three congressional districts. In 2020, this unusual allocation of electoral votes meant that Nebraska voters gave their Second Congressional District vote to President Biden. In the 2022 election, this vote was in the radical rightwing’s crosshairs.
Pro-democracy lawmakers in Nebraska could not afford to lose a single seat. Their 17 seats were at the exact threshold for preventing a supermajority with the power to block emergency policies — such as attempting to reallocate electoral votes after the election — from being enacted.
The States Project helped prevent a rightwing supermajority in our first year in Nebraska.
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