Republican Donald Trump rode an improbable sweep of crucial battleground states to win the presidency over Democrat Hillary Clinton, a win that defied convention and nearly every public opinion poll.
Trump swept to an easy victory in Nebraska, winning more than 61% of the vote.
The Secretary of State’s office reports with 751,860 votes counted from 1,195 of Nebraska’s 1,481 precincts, Trump received 447,118 votes to 240,789 for Clinton.
Trump has also seemingly held off Clinton’s attempt to pick off an electoral vote from the Second Congressional District. Clinton led during the early returns, but Trump closed the gap, then pulled ahead with 97,151 votes to 90,740; a 49.02% to 45.79% split in the Second District.
As for that Congressional campaign, it remained too close to call as late Tuesday evening moved into early Wednesday morning.
Both Democratic incumbent Brad Ashford and Republican challenger Don Bacon told supporters to go home, that the race would not be decided until very early Wednesday morning. At the latest count, Bacon held a slight lead with 98,535 votes to 95,799 for Ashford, a split of 49.18% to 47.81%.
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry easily won his re-election to the First Congressional District over Democrat Daniel Wik, winning nearly 70% of the vote. Third District Congressman Adrian Smith ran unopposed.
Voters in southeastern Nebraska flatly rejected Southeast Community College’s $369 million bond issue with 67% of the voters opposed to the issue.