Saturday, October 27, 2012

Could gay voters deny Romney the White House?

Gallup thinks, in an election this close, they certainly could. Right here in Omaha, where most Nebraska gay people live, Obama was able to capture an electoral vote in 2008, the first time any Democratic presidential candidate has picked up electoral support in the Cornhusker state since Lyndon Johnson's 1964 landslide, almost half a century ago.
     Nebraska has been able to split its electoral votes since 1991 and did so for the first time when Obama picked up Omaha in the second congressional district. Only Maine also allows split electoral votes, and in the same way: whoever carries the state gets the two "Senate" electoral votes, but congressional district electoral votes go to the candidate who won the district. This is why Omaha is now called "Blue Dot City" by political strategists.

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