Nebraska is up next in our redistricting series. Throughout 2021, we'll delve into the states in detail, spotlighting a different state's redistricting outlook each week. Make sure to read our full redistricting outlook.
Current Delegation: 3R, 0D
Projected 2022 Seats: 3 (No change)
Redistricting Control: Republican
Map credit: Cook Political Report, drawn with Dave's Redistricting App
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Nebraska's unicameral legislature is technically nonpartisan, but in practice, it's heavily Republican: there are 32 senators who affiliate as Republicans and 17 Democrats. So as in the past two decades, Republicans control redistricting. However, just because the GOP holds all three congressional seats doesn't mean the stakes aren't high: the future shape of Omaha's swing 2nd CD could have 2024 presidential implications.
Nebraska and Maine are the only two states that split their Electoral College votes by congressional district, and in 2020, Joe Biden flipped the Omaha-dominated 2nd CD 52 percent to 46 percent — even while GOP Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) won reelection against a very
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