Category Archives: Nebraska

Take a Note from Nebraska

By: Eleyse D’Andrea Criminals have been stripped of their rights – including the right to vote – throughout history.  The revocation of voting rights, known as disenfranchisement, can be traced as far back as ancient Greek and Roman civilization. European colonists … Continue reading

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Nebraska: Cattle, Corn, and the Unicam

By: Eleyse D’Andrea Debate over partisanship has been a major point of contention throughout American history.  Nonpartisanship in the early twentieth century focused on removing party politics from election processes to lessen the power and influence of political machines on citizens’ … Continue reading

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Two Letters, The National Voter Registration Act, and Voter-ID in Nebraska

By: Eric Sutton On September 22, the Omaha World Herald published a story about two letters sent to seven Nebraska counties threatening lawsuits for voter registration irregularities. In particular, the letters alleged that the Nebraska counties of Wheeler, Loup, Kimball, … Continue reading

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Nebraska’s Death Penalty Saga: Referendum on the Plains

By: Eric Sutton Background and the Referendum Process             On Wednesday, May 27th, 2015, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature eliminated capital punishment through LB 268. The bill was approved over a veto by Governor Pete Ricketts, by a no-votes-to-spare 30-19 margin, … Continue reading

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Nebraskan Improprieties: They’re Only Illegal If the Legislature Says So

Public corruption is something all Americans abhor, even the appearance of it.  That is especially true when it comes to our elections, the fundamental building blocks of the democratic process.  But acts of corruption are only illegal to the extent … Continue reading

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Nebraska’s Need for Electoral Reform

by Jordan Evans Since the 1992 Presidential election, Nebraska has used the Congressional District Method (CDM) to distribute its electoral votes.  The 2012 Presidential election should be the last time it is used.  While the CDM seems ideal for adhering … Continue reading

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Solving the Epidemic of Disappearing Poll Workers – Part 2: A Poll Worker Draft?

As discussed last week, the graying of America is seen most potently behind the polls. The decreasing numbers of poll workers across the nation has been threatening the centerpiece of our democracy. The first article focused on how young people … Continue reading

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