Nebraska 2024 primary results: Biden, Trump projected to win

Most of the state favors Republicans, but Biden won part of it in 2020.

May 14, 2024, 9:17 PM

Nebraska held its presidential primary for both Democrats and Republicans on Tuesday.

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are projected to win the Democratic and Republican primaries, respectively, ABC News reports.

They clinched their parties' respective nominations earlier this year.

ABC News also reports Pete Ricketts is projected to win the Nebraska Republican Senate primary for the unexpired term.

Additionally, ABC News reports Deb Fischer is projected to win the Nebraska Republican Senate primary for the full term.

Polls cover two time zones and closed by 8 p.m.

State significance

There were 36 delegates up for grabs in the GOP race. On the Democratic side, there were 29 delegates available.

Nebraska attempted to become one of the early voting states in the 2024 presidential nominating calendar, but their application was rejected by the Democratic National Committee. The DNC said Nebraska’s bid failed because its plan to implement a party-run selection process separate from the state-run elections could cause confusion.

In the 2016 and 2020 general elections, the state went for Trump by a large margin -- though, because Nebraska awards some of its Electoral College votes based on individual congressional districts, Biden also won one delegate in the 2020 race, from the area around Omaha.