Nebraska Election Night 2012
With more than 20 million tweets, this Election Day was the most tweeted about event in U.S. political history. What did the twitterverse have to say about Nebraska's results?
- SENATE RACE: Bob Kerrey vs. Deb Fischer
This race, projected in the final days before the election to be a close one, ultimately saw Fischer win by 16 percentage points. She becomes the first female Senator from Nebraska since 1954, and the first woman elected to a full six-year term.
- — Christine Connolly (@CSC315)Tue, Nov 06 2012 20:13:14
- — Kathleen Geier (@Kathy__Gee)Tue, Nov 06 2012 20:19:38Bob Kerrey loses -- sorta feel about this like I felt about Harold Ford losing in 2006 -- happy! So glad Dems don't need you for majority!
- — Cole Edick (@edick_cole)Tue, Nov 06 2012 20:38:29Remember that Deb Fischer is a vote. She'll go to the Hill and be drowned out. Bob Kerrey is a voice. He went to the Hill and influenced.
- — NewsNetNebraska (@newsnetnebraska)Tue, Nov 06 2012 20:43:35Ben Nelson says of Kerrey's defeat, "Bob Kerrey moved the needle forward because he forced Deb Fischer to talk about being bipartisan."
- — Deena Winter (@DeenaNEWatchdog)Tue, Nov 06 2012 20:47:18Asked if his name would ever appear on a Nebraska ballot again, Bob Kerrey tells Nebraska Watchdog, "I don't know." http://watchdog.org/61486/breaking-fischer-thumps-kerrey/ …61486/breaking-fischer-thumps-kerrey/
- CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
There wasn't much chatter about the four constitutional amendments on the ballot, perhaps reflecting the fact that all ended up with wide margins between the Yesses and the Nos.
- — Ian Aeillo (@IanAeillo)Tue, Nov 06 2012 15:37:12IT IS WEIRD THAT A HUNTING IS UP FOR CONSIDERATION TO BE A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT IN NEBRASKA BUT NOT THE RIGHT TO MARRY WHOM YOU WANT.
- — Jordan Cole Miller (@JordanEqualsYes)Tue, Nov 06 2012 16:22:15
- — Lincoln Journal Star (@JournalStarNews)Tue, Nov 06 2012 18:35:36
- THE BLUE DOT
Back in 2008, Nebraska split its electoral votes for the first time ever, giving then-Presidential candidate Barack Obama what became known as "the blue dot" of Omaha. This time around, people seemed to expect the same outcome.
- — Laura Jackson (@LauraDora_)Tue, Nov 06 2012 09:34:41Even though Nebraska is a republican state, I sure remember omaha having a little BLUE blip on the map 4 years ago. Let's do it again today!
- — Hannah Waitt (@hannahwaitt)Tue, Nov 06 2012 21:50:37So proud to have been a @BarackObama supporter for five years and counting and so proud to be part of the blue dot in a red state.
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