Donald Trump has won Nebraska, but Joe Biden will pick up a single electoral vote from the state's 2nd Congressional District

  • President Donald Trump has won Nebraska, according to Decision Desk HQ.
  • The Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, however, has picked up one electoral vote from the state’s 2nd Congressional District (the state is one of two that allocate their electoral votes by congressional district).
  • The state has five electoral votes.
  • All five of Nebraska’s congressional seats are held by Republicans.
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President Donald Trump has won Nebraska, according to Decision Desk HQ.

Nebraska had voted for a Republican in 11 of the past 12 presidential elections before 2020. Instead of allotting all its electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote, however, the state gives two to the popular-vote winner of the entire state and decides the remaining three votes on the district level.

The Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, was therefore able to pick up a single electoral vote in the state’s 2nd Congressional District, per Decision Desk HQ. In 2008, the 2nd District, which includes Omaha, voted for Barack Obama. The state is also home to competitive down-ballot races in the Senate.

The state has a unicameral legislative body, meaning the elected governor has partisan control of the entire legislative body. The governor is Republican, therefore the Republican Party has trifecta control of the state government. All five of Nebraska’s congressional seats are held by Republicans. The state has five electoral votes and was not believed by analysts to be competitive.

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