Winner-take-all electoral vote bill withdrawn in Legislature

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Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 2:07 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s unique system of awarding its electoral college votes for president has survived another challenge.

State Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont withdrew his bill Wednesday that would have scrapped the current system of awarding some of the state’s five electoral votes by congressional district and returned the state to a winner-take-all approach. Except for Nebraska and Maine, other states award all their electoral votes to the candidate who wins the state.

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