Obama Wins 1 of Nebraska’s Electoral Votes

By Kate Barrett

Nov 14, 2008 4:27pm

ABC News’ Teddy Davis and Arnab Datta Report: It’s finally official — the Associated Press and ABC News awarded Barack Obama the outstanding electoral college vote in Nebraska’s second congressional district on Friday.

Nebraska and Maine are the only two states that divide their electoral college votes.

Under a 1991 Nebraska law, three of the state’s five votes go to the popular winner in three congressional districts, and the other two votes are designated for the state-wide winner. The 2008 Obama-McCain contest is the first time since Nebraska began splitting its electoral votes that the statewide winner did not win all five of the state’s electoral votes.

The ABC News electoral college vote count now stands at: Obama: 365, McCain: 162.

There are still 11 outstanding electoral college votes in Missouri.

Election officials in the Show Me State have until Tuesday to finish the counting and certification process.

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