The Green Papers: Nebraska 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 10 May 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 10 May 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 8:00a-8:00p CDT / 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC). The polls open and close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls open and close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and open and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone.
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 8:00a-8:00p CST / 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 UTC). The polls open and close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls open and close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and open and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:1,831,825 (0.59% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:5(0.93% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
Capital:Lincoln
 

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Nebraska State and Local Government

Nebraska 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Candidates for 2016 Elections.


10 May 2016 Primary results from
Unofficial Results from the Nebraska Secretary of State.
AP Statewide
Politico.


8 November 2016 returns from the Nebraska Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 5 (The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes statewide receives 2 electors. The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes in each of the 3 Congressional Districts receives that district's elector.), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (4, 29 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 495,961 58.75% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(5 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Democratic 284,494 33.70% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Libertarian 38,946 4.61% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Scattering 16,051 1.90% Write In
  Candidate By Petition; (Green) 8,775 1.04% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Write-in; (American Party of America)     Dennis Andrew Ball
for Vice President: Richard A. Sanders
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Paij Jean "Page" Boring
FEC P60016888
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Kennedy King Brown
FEC P60015336
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Robert Lewis "Bob" Buchanan
for Vice President: Jason Alexander Washington
FEC P60020757
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution)     Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Write-in     Loren Collins
  Candidate Write-in     Charlie Dean
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra
for Vice President: Michael Alan Steinberg
FEC P60016342; 31 Dec 16; Tot $8,075,960; Dsb $8,074,914
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Richard A. Duncan
for Vice President: Ricky Johnson
  Candidate Write-in     Theo R. Floyd
FEC P60023181
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Cherunda Lynn Fox
for Vice President: Roger Matthew Kushner
FEC P60005303; 28 Oct 16; Tot $36,288; Dsb $36,288
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Benjamin "Ben" Hartnell
for Vice President: Dave Marshall
  Candidate Write-in; (America's Party)     Thomas Conrad "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Steven Bernard "Steve" Schulin
FEC P20005260
  Candidate Write-in     Gerald John "Jerry" Jennings, II
FEC P60008299
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Lynn Sandra Kahn
for Vice President: Jay Stolba
FEC P60005808
  Candidate Write-in; (Veterans Party of America)     Christopher Robert "Chris" Keniston
for Vice President: Deacon Newell Taylor
FEC P60009917
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     David Librace
for Vice President: David L. Friedeberg
FEC P60008638; 08 Dec 16; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Joseph Allen "Joe Exotic" Maldonado
for Vice President: Douglas K. Terranova
FEC P60018249
  Candidate Write-in; (American Solidarity)     Michael Andrew "Mike" Maturen
for Vice President: Juan Antonio Muñoz
FEC P60022787
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Darryl W. Perry
for Vice President: Conan Salada
FEC P60004868
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Michael Brandon Puskar
for Vice President: Heidi M. Pope
FEC P60022043; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,325; Dsb $1,319
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Janet L. Reid
for Vice President: John E. Reid
  Candidate Write-in     Joseph Schmidt
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Marshall Roy Schoenke
for Vice President: James Creighton Mitchell, Jr
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Joseph Charles "Joe" "Average Joe" "The Painter" Schriner
for Vice President: Joe Moreaux
FEC P00003962
  Candidate Write-in     Charles Mitchell "Mitchell" Williams
FEC P60009925
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Victor Williams

 

The candidate who receives the greatest number of votes statewide receives 2 electors. The candidate who receives the greatest number of votes in each Congressional District receives that district's elector. These figures were obtained from the Secretary of State on 13 January 2017. We are aware that the Scattering column does not add up.

  Trump Clinton Johnson Scattering Stein
District 1 158,642 100,132 14,033 6,181 3,374
District 2 137,564 131,030 13,245 6,494 3,347
District 3 199,755 53,332 11,668 3,451 2,054
Statewide 495,961 284,494 38,946 16,051 8,775
Total 844,227 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator  Debra S. "Deb" Fischer
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Debra S. "Deb" Fischer
FEC S2NE00094

Class 2 Republican Senator  Benjamin E. "Ben" Sasse
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Benjamin E. "Ben" Sasse
FEC S4NE00090

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor  J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Republican (1 Renominated, 1 Open);
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 10 May 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 189,771 69.45% Congressman  Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry
FEC H4NE01064; 28 Nov 16; Tot $795,144; Dsb $365,755
  Candidate Democratic 83,467 30.55% Daniel M. Wik
FEC H6NE01127
Total 273,238 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Brad Ashford
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 10 May 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 141,066 48.93% Donald John "Don" Bacon
FEC H6NE02125; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,481,678; Dsb $1,447,583
  Candidate Democratic 137,602 47.73% Congressman  Brad Ashford
FEC H4NE02054; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,512,093; Dsb $2,507,420
  Candidate Libertarian 9,640 3.34% Steven C. Laird
FEC H8NE02204
Total 288,308 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Adrian M. Smith
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 10 May 2016 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 226,720 100.00% Congressman  Adrian M. Smith
FEC H6NE03115; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,159,108; Dsb $755,297
Total 226,720 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Secretary of State John A. Gale
Appointed 2000 (upon the resignation of Scott Moore); first elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General Doug Peterson
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Treasurer Don Stenberg
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Auditor of Public Accounts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Auditor of Public Accounts  Charlie Janssen
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 incumbent, 5 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 9 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America's Party: 1 candidate
  American Party of America: 1 candidate
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Marijuana
  Unity
  Veterans Party of America: 1 candidate
  Whig
Independents
  By Petition: 1 candidate
  Independent: 7 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 4 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 1 candidate
  Write-in: 28 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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