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NATIONAL BRIEFING / NEBRASKA

Obama awarded an electoral vote

November 15, 2008|Times Wire Reports

President-elect Barack Obama won one of the state's electoral votes, the first time in history that the state has split its votes and the first time in 44 years that it had given a vote to a Democrat.

After remaining ballots were counted, Obama held a 3,325-vote lead over Republican John McCain in unofficial results for the 2nd Congressional District. Only Nebraska and Maine divide electoral votes by congressional districts.

Obama now has 365 electoral votes to McCain's 162.

Missouri, with 11 electoral votes, is still too close to call.

Election officials there have until Tuesday to finish counting.

McCain comfortably won the state's other four electoral votes and the state itself, with about 57% of the vote in preliminary returns.

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