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THE LATEST: Nebraska Primary Election 2020 | KRVN Radio

THE LATEST: Nebraska Primary Election 2020

THE LATEST: Nebraska Primary Election 2020

Here is the latest updates from the Nebraska Primary Election, held May 12, 2020:

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Updates every five minutes

Alliance voters reject sales tax increase for infrastructure

Posted at 11:00 pm

ALLIANCE, Neb.  — Voters in Alliance rejected a proposed 1/2 cent sales tax increase during Tuesday’s Primary election. 1,218 residents, or 58 percent, cast their ballots against Proposition 1, while 881 voters, 42 percent, were in favor. The measure would have limited street improvement funding generated by the additional tax to $6 million over 10 years, with any amount over that to be considered for use by the city on other infrastructure projects.

Hemingford Schools Bond Issue goes down to defeat

Posted at 10:28 pm

HEMINGFORD, Neb.  — A school bond issue placed before Hemingford voters Tuesday failed to pass, with a significant majority voting against the measure. 482 voters, or just over 77 percent of those casting a ballot, declined to support the bond issue, while 143 voted in the affirmative, giving the proposal just under 23 percent support.

Morrill County: Schmidt defeats incumbent Sterkel for County Commissioner

Posted at 9:28 pm

BRIDGEPORT, Neb.  — There will be a new County Commissioner in Morrill county after Josh Schmidt defeated incumbent Greg Sterkel in a three-person race in the Republican primary Tuesday. Schmidt garnered 610 votes – or 43 percent, while Sterkel was in second place with 490 votes – or 34 percent. Steve Lattin had 320 votes – or 22 percent – to finish in third. Schmidt advances to the November General Election unopposed.

Sioux County: Skavdahl essentially re-elected to Commissioner seat

Posted at 8:53 pm

HARRISON, Neb.  — Sioux County Commissioner Joshua Skavdahl will likely be re-elected to his post in November. Skavdahl easily defeated challenger Jim Voeller, 296 to 132, in the Republican primary Tuesday. Skavdahl advances to November’s General Election unopposed. Voter turnout in Sioux county was at just over 58 percent, as 514 of the 882 registered voters participated in the election.

Nebraska primary voters avoid polls, shatter mail-in record

Posted at 8:23 pm

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s primary voters mostly steered clear of polling sites Tuesday while shattering the state record for absentee voting with nearly 400,000 mail-in ballots in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Republican President Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic challenger Joe Biden sailed to easy victories in the election, the first in-person primary since a heavily criticized election in Wisconsin five weeks ago in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. So did Republican U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, who faced a GOP primary challenge because of his previous criticism of Trump. Sasse will face Democrat Chris Janicek, the winner of a nine-way primary.

Chris Janicek wins Democratic Senate primary in Nebraska

Posted at 8:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Janicek wins Democratic Senate primary in Nebraska.

Adrian Smith wins Nebraska House District 3 Republican nomination

Posted at 7:46 pm

BULLETIN (AP) — Adrian Smith, GOP, nominated U.S. House, District 3, Nebraska.

Nebraska primary mostly quiet despite surge of mail-in votes

Posted at 7:25 pm

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s primary election was overwhelmingly quiet as voters steered clear of polling sites while shattering the state record for absentee voting with nearly 400,000 mail-in ballots. Republican President Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic challenger Joe Biden sailed to easy victories in the election, the first in-person primary since a heavily criticized election in Wisconsin five weeks ago in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. So did Republican U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, who faced a GOP primary challenge because of his previous criticism of President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Don Bacon also won the GOP nomination.

Ben Sasse wins Republican Senate primary in Nebraska

Posted at 7:05 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Sasse wins Republican Senate primary in Nebraska.

Donald Trump wins Republican presidential primary in Nebraska

Posted at 7:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump wins Republican presidential primary in Nebraska.

Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in Nebraska

Posted at 7:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in Nebraska.

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