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NEBRASKA LAWMAKERS TO DEBATE ELECTORAL VOTE PROCESS

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A bill that would prevent Nebraska from splitting its electoral votes in presidential elections is headed to the full Legislature for debate.

The Republican-backed winner-take-all proposal advanced out of a legislative committee on Tuesday on a 6-1 vote.

Supporters say the state should speak with one voice in presidential elections.

Democrats in the officially nonpartisan Legislature say the bill would reduce the incentive for Omaha-area voters to participate in elections because conservatives hold a strong majority in the state.

Nebraska and Maine are the only states where it’s possible to divide electoral votes between presidential candidates in a general election.

AP