2012 Election
8:11 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Polls open in Iowa and Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Polls are opening across Nebraska so voters can answer the final and most important poll on who they want to be president and who they want to represent them in Washington and Lincoln.

The polls are opening at 8 a.m. Central and 7 a.m. Mountain and are scheduled to close 12 hours later. In Iowa, polls opened at 7am and close at 9pm.

Republican Mitt Romney is expected to handily win the state, although there's a chance President Barack Obama could repeat what he did four years ago and take the electoral vote for Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District.

There's keen interest in the U.S. Senate race to replace Democrat Ben Nelson. Former Gov. and Sen. Bob Kerrey returned to Nebraska from New York to run. Republican state Sen. Deb Fischer is his opponent.

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