Politics & Elections
8:17 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Nebraska Democratic Party holds second presidential nominating caucus

The executive director of the Nebraska Democratic Party says turnout for Saturday’s second presidential caucus was lower than expected, but still encouraging.

Jim Rogers attributes the lower turnout in part to the primary being non-contested. He says the red and white game, and the storms that broke out across the Metro, affected turnout.  Despite the challenges, he says North Omaha had the largest turnout with over 100 registered voters caucusing there.

Rogers says the prenatal bill in the Nebraska Legislature, the closure of polling places, and health care were all discussed by caucus-goers.

Rogers says the party is now focused on the May 15th primary election. They hope the caucus encourages voters to help make phone calls, put out yard signs and go door to door to help get the vote out in the primary.