Category: Election

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Voter turnout growth means busy election night for Shively

Video by Grant Muessel, NewsNetNebraska [youtube]http://youtu.be/b65ZMTeOlt0[/youtube] After Lancaster County Election Commissioner Dave Shively reduced the number of polling sites in the county by 12 percent to streamline the process, many polling precincts in northern...

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The women’s influence in the 2012 presidential election

Video By Laura Smith, NewsNetNebraska [youtube]http://youtu.be/kcmNIAmY4oo[/youtube] With the 2012 presidential election having many issues dealing with women, could the women’s vote determine the 2012 election? News Net Nebraska’s Laura Smith gets the opinions on...

Fischer, Kerrey meet for final Nebraska U.S. Senate debate 0

Fischer, Kerrey meet for final Nebraska U.S. Senate debate

Nebraska Senate candidates Deb Fischer and Sen. Bob Kerrey met for the third and final time Monday. NewsNetNebraska live-tweeted the debate.

Social makes a difference in Nebraska political campaigns 0

Social makes a difference in Nebraska political campaigns

Campaign 2012 may be the first time social networking friends and followers can actually make a difference for political candidates. But experts say candidates must actively use social networking sites to their advantage if...

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Negative ads make up majority of campaign commercials

Video by Brandon Olson, NewsNetNebraska [youtube]http://youtu.be/yxXA4Wqdxr4[/youtube] Negative campaign advertisements are nothing new. But just how prominent are these antagonistic ads? Negative advertisements make up about 80 percent of campaign ads in this election cycle. That...

Social media may make a difference in Nebraska political campaigns 0

Social media may make a difference in Nebraska political campaigns

Story, photos and graphics by Anna Reed, NewsNetNebraska Campaign 2012 may involve more social networking friends and followers than ever before who will make a difference for political candidates. For that to happen, experts...

Kerrey leans on name recognition in race for U.S. Senate 0

Kerrey leans on name recognition in race for U.S. Senate

Story by Jake Sorensen, NewsNetNebraska Former governor Bob Kerrey hopes name recognition helps him win Nebraska’s U.S. Senate race. Republican challenger Deb Fischer believes that people’s recognition of Kerrey will hurt him. So how...

2012 election highlights important role of Nebraska Board of Regents 0

2012 election highlights important role of Nebraska Board of Regents

Tim Clare is, current vice-chairman of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, said keeping tuition affordable is an important goal of the board. He hopes that by providing an affordable and quality education...

Early voting provides flexibility for Nebraska students 0

Early voting provides flexibility for Nebraska students

Story and photos by Christina Condreay, NewsNetNebraska Four years ago, just 48 percent of Americans 18 to 24 voted, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Compare that to the more than 65 percent of...