Yesterday I talked about how it could happen.
Today it’s a reality.
The Democratic presidential candidate claimed an electoral vote in the Omaha-based 2nd Congressional District â€” the first time in more than four decades a Democrat won any of Nebraskaâ€™s electoral votes.
The Omaha World-Herald is calling the race after Obama won 8,434 out of 15,039 early votes that arrived too late to be included in Tuesdayâ€™s results. They were counted today by Douglas County election officials.
Those ballots give Obama a 1,260-vote lead over Republican John McCain in the 2nd District.
It also added one more electoral vote to Obamaâ€™s win over McCain in Tuesdayâ€™s election. The electoral count now stands: Obama, 365, McCain, 162.
Who would have thunk it?
So that makes 9 red states and 1 red district flipped from 2004 to 2008.
Missouri is the only state that hasn’t been called yet, and we may not know until next week because it’ll probably take a lot of time to count all of those absentee and provisional ballots. Still, with McCain up almost 6,000 votes right now, I think this one is close to being called for McCain.
More as it develops…
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