Nebraska voters cast 951,712 votes in the 2020 general election, putting overall state turnout at about 70%. Nebraska is one of two states that splits its electoral votes instead of employing the winner-takes-all method used in the other 48 states. The state swung heavily for incumbent Donald J. Trump, who won 4 of its electoral votes with 58.5% of the popular vote. Joe Biden won 1 electoral vote in Nebraska from its 2nd Congressional District. Nebraska has consistently voted for Republican presidential candidates since 1976, only awarding electoral votes to Democrat candidates in 2008 and 2020.
Nebraska has the nation’s only unicameral legislature, having passed an initiative to amend the Nebraska Constitution in 1934. The Nebraska state senate has 49 seats, the majority of which have been held by Republicans since 1999. Governor Pete Ricketts (R) is not eligible for re-election in 2022.