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The Fight to Keep Nebraska’s Electoral College Votes Split

Republicans want to make the state's presidential contest winner-take-all, but progressive state Senator Ernie Chambers is standing in their way.

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While President-elect Joe Biden is projected to become nation’s next leader, we’ll have to wait until December 14th for the election results to become final. That’s when the electoral college meets. Most states award all their electoral college votes to the winner of that state’s popular vote. But two states divvy up the votes, splitting them between the statewide winner and the winner in each Congressional district. That includes Nebraska, where Republican lawmakers are hoping to reverse course. But, as Special Correspondent Joie Chen shows us, longtime progressive State Senator Ernie Chambers is standing in their way.