The Republican nominee won Wednesday after capturing Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 threshold.

GOP candidates prevailed in enough races Tuesday to remain the dominant party even though senators aren't controlled by formal party leadership.

Trump easily won Nebraska's four other electoral votes Tuesday, but the outcome of the 2nd congressional district remained unclear until well after midnight.

The action reverses the Legislature's decision last year to repeal capital punishment.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republicans dominate politics in Nebraska, but there still will be plenty of uncertainty as voters go to the polls on Election Day.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Voters will have an opportunity Tuesday to reverse an action taken by the Legislature and reinstate Nebraska's death penalty, but moving forward with executions could take years.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The mayor of Lincoln, an artist, a philosophy student and other residents have come together to discuss how the creation of creative spaces improves health and well-being.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha City Council president says he wants the Legislature to disband the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission or add oversight by elected officials.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's upcoming general election might seem like a low-key affair with no U.S. Senate or governor's races on the ballot, but Republicans view it as a chance to reassert the state's conservative leanings.

Douglas County Election Commissioner Brian Kruse predicts a voter turnout for the 2016 Statewide Presidential General Election of 70% in Douglas County.

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state official who is coordinating Nebraska's response to human trafficking is retiring later this month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers and their staffs can no longer use the state's secure network for personal business under a new policy approved by a legislative committee.

During the lead up to the election, most voters have had the opportunity to hear a lot about the candidates running for president, but what about those running in the local races?

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The bus system that serves Omaha and neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa, will be giving free rides to the polls next week.

Last Day for Early Voting Approaches

Oct 31, 2016

Omaha, Nebr. - The deadline for voters to vote an early voting ballot in person at the Election Commission is Monday, November 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale is pulling a set of public service announcements off the air amid criticism that they could mislead voters about a death penalty ballot measure.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican vice presidential hopeful Mike Pence is set to make a campaign stop in Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says the budget he proposes to lawmakers next year won't raise taxes and will slow the growth of state government.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A public service message to reduce possible confusion about Nebraska's death penalty ballot measure is set to air on radio stations throughout the state.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With little more than two weeks until the election, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is pouring big money into this year's legislative races on top of his contributions to the campaign seeking to preserve the death penalty.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state agency that serves people with developmental disabilities says it has taken new steps to prevent the kind of billing errors that could force Nebraska to repay millions of dollars to the federal government.

Omaha Press Club’s most recent Noon Forum featured a congressional debate between Democrat Brad Ashford and Republican Don Bacon. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's top elections official says voter registration totals have exceeded his expectations.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Democratic Committee is hosting two events in Omaha to rally support for its candidates in the final weeks before the Nov. 8 general election.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Voter disgust with the presidential election could give a boost to Nebraska's Libertarian Party.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has given another $100,000 to a ballot campaign seeking to reinstate the death penalty after lawmakers abolished the punishment over his veto last year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska Republican Party official says the GOP is working to reschedule a campaign rally and political fundraiser with vice presidential candidate Mike Pence after both events were canceled.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska political campaigns are trying to lock in as many early votes as possible in the weeks before next month's election as county officials prepare to launch early in-person voting on Monday.

On November 8th, voters will face a statewide ballot issue, identified as referendum #426.