More Republicans have registered to vote in Nebraska than Democrats of late, about five times more since 2014 as the GOP continues to make gains in rural Nebraska. State numbers, though, show Democrats gaining in Omaha and Lincoln.
Figures from the Nebraska Secretary of State indicate shifting voter patterns have made the Second Congressional District even more of a toss-up district with the Republican advantage in crucial Sarpy County dwindling.
Turnout should make the difference in the tightly contested race between incumbent Republican Second Congressional District Representative Don Bacon and his Democratic challenger Kara Eastman.
It appears statewide that the Republican Party continues to expand is base. Nebraska Republicans added nearly 25,000 registered voters between 2014 and 2018 and now holds a registration advantage statewide of more than 220,000 people.
Nonpartisan registrations grew by more than 22,000.
Republicans have more than 584,000 registered voters in Nebraska. Democrats have more than 360,000 registered voters, followed by nonpartisans at nearly 260,000 with Libertarians still below 15,000 registered voters.
A record 1,219,644 Nebraskans have registered to vote.