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ELECTION 2020 LATEST: UNOFFICIAL RESULTS FOR PLATTE, BUTLER AND COLFAX COUNTIES and STATE RACES
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ELECTION 2020 LATEST: UNOFFICIAL RESULTS FOR PLATTE, BUTLER AND COLFAX COUNTIES and STATE RACES

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NEBRASKA - State Ticket

CANDIDATE, POLITICAL PARTY (if applicable), %, (VOTES) . Bolded names indicate winners. *

*All precincts reported as of Wednesday evening*

For President and Vice President of the United States

Donald J. Trump/Michael Pence, Republican, 58.78% (542,398)

Joseph R. Biden/Kamala D. Harris, Democrat, 39.12% (361,017)

Jo Jorgensen/Jeremy Cohen, Libertarian,  2.10% (19,402)

For United States Senator: 6-year-term

 Ben Sasse, Republican, 67.69% (568,102)

 Chris Janicek, Democrat, 25.97% (217,905)

 Gene Sladek, Libertarian, 6.34% (53, 215)

For Representative in Congress - District 1: 2-year-term

Jeff Fortenberry, Republican, 59.53% (184,650)

 Kate Bolz, Democrat, 37.70% (116,941)

 Dennis B. Grace, Libertarian, 2.77% (8,591)

For Representative in Congress - District 2: 2-year term

Donald Bacon, Republican, 50.89% (162,087)

Kara Eastman, Democrat, 46.15% (146,992)

Tyler Schaeffer, Libertarian, 2.96% (9,423)

For Representative in Congress - District 3

Adrian Smith, Republican,  78.59% (223,302)

Mark Elsworth Jr., Democrat, 17.62% (50,067)

Dustin C. Hobbs, Libertarian, 3.79% (10,761)

For Public Service Commissioner - District 2, 6-year term

Tim Davis, Republican, 37.56% (53,466)

Crystal Rhoades, Democrat, 62.44% (88,891)

For Member of Legislature - District 23

Bruce Bostelman, Republican, 62.17% (11, 287)

Helen Raikes, Democrat, 37.83% (6,868)

State Board of Education - District 3

Patti. S. Gubbels, 66.19% (53, 699)

Mike Goos, 33.81% (27,431)

AMENDMENTS

Proposed Amendment No. 1: A constitutional amendment to eliminate slavery or involuntary servitude as a punishment for crime?

FOR: 68.09% (585, 073)

AGAINST: 31.91% (274,138)

Proposed Amendment No. 2: A constitutional amendment to authorize the Legislature to allow cities and villages to pledge property taxes as part of a redevelopment project for a period not to exceed 20 years if, due to a high rate of unemployment combined with a high poverty rate as determined by law, more than one-half of the property in the project area is extremely blighted?

FOR: 61.01% (504, 611)

AGAINST: 38.99% (322,460)

INITIATIVE PETITION

Initiative Measure 428: Shall Nebraska statutes be amended to (1) reduce that delayed deposit services licensees, also know as payday lenders, can charge a maximum annual percentage rate of 36 percent; (2) prohibit payday lenders from evading this rate cap; and (3) deem void and uncollectable any delayed deposit transaction made in violation of this rate cap?

FOR: 82.81% (703,663)

AGAINST: 17.19% (146,026)

INITIATIVE MEASURE 429: Shall the Nebraska Constitution be amended to state that laws may be enacted to provide the authorization, regulation and taxation of all forms of games of chance to be conducted by licensees within licensed racetrack enclosures for Nebraska?

FOR: 64.94% (571,327)

AGAINST: 35.06% (308,469)

INITITIATIVE MEASURE 430: Shall a statute be enacted which (1) allows games of chance to be conducted by authorized gaming operators within licensed racetrack enclosures in Nebraska; (2) establishes a Nebraska Gaming Commission to license and regulate such gaming; and (3) amends and repeals existing sections of law to harmonize provisions consistent with the enactment of such statute?

FOR: 64.90% (573, 721)

AGAINST: 35.10% (310, 335)

INITIATIVE MEASURE 431: Shall a statute be enacted which (1) imposes a 20% annual tax on gross gaming revenue from games of chance operated at licensed racetrack locations; (2) distributes 75% of such gaming tax revenues to the State for credit of 2.5% to both the Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund and General Fund; and 70% to the Property Tax Credit Fund; and (3) distributes 25% of such gaming tax revenues to the county where the licensed racetrack is located, or, if the racetrack is located partially within a city or village, distributes this percentage evenly between the county and city or village?

FOR: 68.63% (603, 133)

AGAINST: 31.37% (275, 684)

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PLATTE COUNTY

CANDIDATE, POLITICAL PARTY (if applicable), %, (VOTES)

For President and Vice President of the United States

Donald J. Trump/Michael Pence, Republican, 77.52% (11,827)

Joseph R. Biden/Kamala D. Harris, Democrat, 21.03% (3,028)

Jo Jorgensen/Jeremy Cohen, Libertarian, 1.45% (221)

For United States Senator: 6-year-term

Ben Sasse, Republican, 80.44% (11,710)

Chris Janicek, Democrat, 14.72% (2,143)

Gene Sladek, Libertarian, 4.84% (705)

For Representative in Congress - District 1: 2-year-term

Jeff Fortenberry, Republican, 79.41% (11,926)

Kate Bolz, Democrat, 18.38% (2,760)

Dennis B. Grace, Libertarian, 2.22% (333)

State Board of Education - District 3

Patti S. Gubbels, 44.44% (5,325)

Mike Goos, 55.56% (6,658)

Nebraska Public Power District, Subdivision 9

Jerry Chlopek, 74.50% (9,012)

Jeff Mulder (He dropped out of race but his name is still on the ballot), 25.50% (3,085)

City of Columbus, Ward 3

Ron Schilling, (1,372)

Scott Ackman, (1,211)

Write-In Totals: (8)

City of Columbus, Ward 4

Natasha Gonzalez, (765)

John Lohr, (1,344)

Write-In Totals: 8

Columbus Public Schools Board (Vote for 3)

Doug Willoughby, (5,636)

Katherine Lopez, (4,357)

Candace Becher, (5,787)

Mark P. Brown, (4,634)

Write-In Totals, (96)

Lakeview Community Schools board (Vote for 3)

Jerry Jaixen, (1,607)

Jeremy Sprunk, (1,723)

Joy Escen, (1,068)

Eric Stuthman, (1,455)

Write-In Totals, (27)

Platte County (those who live outside of Columbus and Humphrey)

Library Services

"Shall Platte County, Nebraska, tax the people living outside the city limits of Columbus, Nebraska, and living outside the city limits of Humphrey, Nebraska a maximum tax of $765,000.00 for a library service contract?

Yes: (1,520)

No: (3,077)

Special Bond Election

"Shall the City of Columbus, Nebraska, issue bonds in the stated principal amount not to exceed $10 million, to provide funds to pay the costs of constructing a community building to include: library, children's museum, art gallery, and community room; said bonds to bear interest at such rate or rates and become due at such time or times as may be determined by the Mayor and Council; and

"Shall the City of Columbus, Nebraska, for the payment of said bonds, apply funds from the EXISTING one-half of 1 percent, sales and use tax as approved on May 10, 2016, for funding such project?

FOR: (5,738)

AGAINST: (3,581)

AMENDMENTS

Proposed Amendment No. 1: A constitutional amendment to eliminate slavery or involuntary servitude as a punishment for crime?

FOR: (8,424)

AGAINST: (5,246)

Proposed Amendment No. 2: A constitutional amendment to authorize the Legislature to allow cities and villages to pledge property taxes as part of a redevelopment project for a period not to exceed 20 years if, due to a high rate of unemployment combined with a high poverty rate as determined by law, more than one-half of the property in the project area is extremely blighted?

FOR: (7,101)

AGAINST: (5,970)

INITIATIVE PETITION

INITIATIVE MEASURE 428: Shall Nebraska statutes be amended to (1) reduce that delayed deposit services licensees, also know as payday lenders, can charge a maximum annual percentage rate of 36 percent; (2) prohibit payday lenders from evading this rate cap; and (3) deem void and uncollectable any delayed deposit transaction made in violation of this rate cap?

FOR: (10,381)

AGAINST: (3,066)

INITIATIVE MEASURE 429: Shall the Nebraska Constitution be amended to state that laws may be enacted to provide the authorization, regulation and taxation of all forms of games of chance to be conducted by licensees within licensed racetrack enclosures for Nebraska?

FOR: (8,819)

AGAINST: (5,467)

INITITIATIVE MEASURE 430: Shall a statute be enacted which (1) allows games of chance to be conducted by authorized gaming operators within licensed racetrack enclosures in Nebraska; (2) establishes a Nebraska Gaming Commission to license and regulate such gaming; and (3) amends and repeals existing sections of law to harmonize provisions consistent with the enactment of such statute?

FOR: (8, 878)

AGAINST: (5,578)

INITIATIVE MEASURE 431: Shall a statute be enacted which (1) imposes a 20% annual tax on gross gaming revenue from games of chance operated at licensed racetrack locations; (2) distributes 75% of such gaming tax revenues to the State for credit of 2.5% to both the Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund and General Fund; and 70% to the Property Tax Credit Fund; and (3) distributes 25% of such gaming tax revenues to the county where the licensed racetrack is located, or, if the racetrack is located partially within a city or village, distributes this percentage evenly between the county and city or village?

FOR: (9,265)

AGAINST: (5,069)

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BUTLER COUNTY

CANDIDATE, POLITICAL PARTY (if applicable), %, VOTES

For President and Vice President of the United States

Donald J. Trump/Michael Pence, Republican, 78.39% (3,526)

Joseph R. Biden/Kamala D. Harris, Democrat, 19.32% (869)

Jo Jorgensen/Jeremy Cohen, Libertarian, 1.85% (83)

For United States Senator: 6-year-term

Ben Sasse, Republican, 80.15% (3,497)

Chris Janicek, Democrat, 13.98% (610)

Gene Sladek, Libertarian, 4.54% (198)

For Representative in Congress District 1: 2-year-term

Jeff Fortenberry, Republican, 80.29% (3,568)

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Kate Bolz, Democrat, 17.55% (780)

Dennis B. Grace, Libertarian, 1.98% (88)

For Member of the Legislature District 23

Bruce Bostelman, Republican, 73.84% (3,090)

Helen Raikes, Democrat, 26% (1,088)

County Supervisor District 2

Tony Krafka, Republican, 60.57% (364)

Roger A. Nickolite, Democrat, 39.43% (237)

County Supervisor District 4

Robert Coufal, Republican, 62.99% (337)

Thomas J. Kobus, Democrat, 19.81% (106)

Skip Trowbridge - By Petition, 17.2% (92)

David City Public Schools - member of the school board (Vote for 3)

Donald L. Moravec, 28.13% (1,870)

Marcus V. Thoendel, 26.34% (1,751)

Nathan Olson, 20.26% (1,347)

Justin Krafka, 24.95% (1,659)

East Butler Public Schools - member of the school board - South Ward (Vote for 1)

Dan Zysset, 35.53% (140)

Brandon Jisa, 64.21% (253)

For Schuyler Community Schools District 0123 - member of the school board (Vote for 3)

Chuck Misek, 24.11% (95)

Virginia M. Semerad, 20.81% (82)

Mynor Hernandez, 10.15% (40)

Guadalupe Marino, 9.14% (36)

Renee Sayer, 18.02% (71)

Brian Bywater, 16.75% (66)

For Seward Public Schools - member of the school board (Vote for 3)

Jerry Rumery, 18.26% (44)

Ryan Seaman, 17.84% (43)

Paul Duer, 30.71% (74)

Shawn Svoboda, 31.95% (77)

For Member of City of David City - First Ward (Vote for 1)

Jessica Betzen-Miller, 55.68% (201)

Michael Buresh, 43.77% (158)

For Member of City of David City - Second Ward (Vote for 1)

Patrick J. Meysenburg, 50.13% (198)

Gary L. Kroesing, 47.85% (189)

For Village of Abie Village Board of Trustees (Vote for 3)

Dennis Polacek, 31.25% (30)

David Polacek, 31.25% (30)

LaVerne Krivanek, 31.25% (30)

AMENDMENTS

Proposed Amendment No. 1: A constitutional amendment to eliminate slavery or involuntary servitude as a punishment for crime?

FOR: 56.19% (2,173)

AGAINST: 43.81% (1,694)

Proposed Amendment No. 2: A constitutional amendment to authorize the Legislature to allow cities and villages to pledge property taxes as part of a redevelopment project for a period not to exceed 20 years if, due to a high rate of unemployment combined with a high poverty rate as determined by law, more than one-half of the property in the project area is extremely blighted?

FOR: 57.25% (2,137)

AGAINST: 42.75% (1,596)

INITIATIVE PETITION

Initiative Measure 428: Shall Nebraska statutes be amended to (1) reduce that delayed deposit services licensees, also know as payday lenders, can charge a maximum annual percentage rate of 36 percent; (2) prohibit payday lenders from evading this rate cap; and (3) deem void and uncollectable any delayed deposit transaction made in violation of this rate cap?

FOR: 79.37% (3,104)

AGAINST: 20.63% (807)

INITIATIVE MEASURE 429: Shall the Nebraska Constitution be amended to state that laws may be enacted to provide the authorization, regulation and taxation of all forms of games of chance to be conducted by licensees within licensed racetrack enclosures for Nebraska?

FOR: 64.62% (2,758)

AGAINST: 35.38% (1,510)

INITITIATIVE MEASURE 430: Shall a statute be enacted which (1) allows games of chance to be conducted by authorized gaming operators within licensed racetrack enclosures in Nebraska; (2) establishes a Nebraska Gaming Commission to license and regulate such gaming; and (3) amends and repeals existing sections of law to harmonize provisions consistent with the enactment of such statute?

FOR: 65.51% (2,813)

AGAINST: 34.49% (1,481)

INITIATIVE MEASURE 431: Shall a statute be enacted which (1) imposes a 20% annual tax on gross gaming revenue from games of chance operated at licensed racetrack locations; (2) distributes 75% of such gaming tax revenues to the State for credit of 2.5% to both the Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund and General Fund; and 70% to the Property Tax Credit Fund; and (3) distributes 25% of such gaming tax revenues to the county where the licensed racetrack is located, or, if the racetrack is located partially within a city or village, distributes this percentage evenly between the county and city or village?

FOR: 67.11% (2,855)

AGAINST: 32.89% (1,399)

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COLFAX COUNTY 

CANDIDATE, POLITICAL PARTY (if applicable), %, VOTES . Bolded names indicated winners. *

For President and Vice President of the United States

Donald J. Trump/Michael Pence, Republican,  (2,635)

Joseph R. Biden/Kamala D. Harris, Democrat,  (1,024)

Jo Jorgensen/Jeremy Cohen, Libertarian,  (56)

For United States Senator: 6-year-term

 Ben Sasse, Republican, (2,651)

 Chris Janicek, Democrat, (746)

 Gene Sladek, Libertarian, (156)

For Representative in Congress District 1: 2-year-term

Jeff Fortenberry, Republican, (2,719)

 Kate Bolz, Democrat, (855)

 Dennis B. Grace, Libertarian, (80)

For Representative in Congress District 2: 2-year term

Donald Bacon, Republican, 

Kara Eastman, Democrat,

Tyler Schaeffer, Libertarian, 

For Representative in Congress District 3

Adrian Smith, Republican, 

Mark Elsworth Jr., Democrat,

Dustin C. Hobbs, Libertarian,

For Public Service Commissioner District 2, 6-year term

Tim Davis, Republican, 

Crystal Rhoades, Democrat,

For Member of Legislature District 23

Bruce Bostelman, Republican, 1,633

Helen Raikes, Democrat, 986

Colfax County Board of Commissioners District 1:

Terry Wendt, Republican, (906)

Lance Johnson, Democrat (392)

Schuyler Board of Education (Vote for 3):

Chuck Misek (951)

Virginia Semerad (766) 

Mynor Hernandez (681)

Guadalupe Marino (865)

Renee Sayer (906)

Brian Bywater (724)

Village of Howells Trustee (Vote for 3)

Pat Jakubowski (174)

Jerome Baumert (214)

Scott Brester (98)

Debra Wegner (107)

Mark Prusa (180)

Village of Richland Trustee (Vote for 3)

Frank Greaser (17)

Steven Divis (19)

Carol Engel (10)

Ryan Pavel (22)

Village of Leigh Trustee (Vote for 3)

Cal Liermann (120)

Scott Kurpgeweit (131)

Larry Fuhr (111)

Travis Kamm (95)

AMENDMENTS

Proposed Amendment No. 1: A constitutional amendment to eliminate slavery or involuntary servitude as a punishment for crime?

FOR: 1,892

AGAINST: 1,355

Proposed Amendment No. 2: A constitutional amendment to authorize the Legislature to allow cities and villages to pledge property taxes as part of a redevelopment project for a period not to exceed 20 years if, due to a high rate of unemployment combined with a high poverty rate as determined by law, more than one-half of the property in the project area is extremely blighted?

FOR: 1,854

AGAINST: 1,337

INITIATIVE PETITION

Initiative Measure 428: Shall Nebraska statutes be amended to (1) reduce that delayed deposit services licensees, also know as payday lenders, can charge a maximum annual percentage rate of 36 percent; (2) prohibit payday lenders from evading this rate cap; and (3) deem void and uncollectable any delayed deposit transaction made in violation of this rate cap?

FOR: 2,496

AGAINST: 766

INITIATIVE MEASURE 429: Shall the Nebraska Constitution be amended to state that laws may be enacted to provide the authorization, regulation and taxation of all forms of games of chance to be conducted by licensees within licensed racetrack enclosures for Nebraska?

FOR: 2,331

AGAINST: 1,088

INITITIATIVE MEASURE 430: Shall a statute be enacted which (1) allows games of chance to be conducted by authorized gaming operators within licensed racetrack enclosures in Nebraska; (2) establishes a Nebraska Gaming Commission to license and regulate such gaming; and (3) amends and repeals existing sections of law to harmonize provisions consistent with the enactment of such statute?

FOR: 2,352

AGAINST: 1,091

INITIATIVE MEASURE 431: Shall a statute be enacted which (1) imposes a 20% annual tax on gross gaming revenue from games of chance operated at licensed racetrack locations; (2) distributes 75% of such gaming tax revenues to the State for credit of 2.5% to both the Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund and General Fund; and 70% to the Property Tax Credit Fund; and (3) distributes 25% of such gaming tax revenues to the county where the licensed racetrack is located, or, if the racetrack is located partially within a city or village, distributes this percentage evenly between the county and city or village?

FOR: 2,404

AGAINST: 1,014

 

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