The Omaha World-Herald reports that Barack Obama is the winner of a one-off elector in Nebraska. This is for the district encompassing Omaha and the surrounding region.

I haven’t yet found this Democratic elector’s name, but she or he must be wearing a big smile about now. (The other four Nebraska electors go to John McCain.)

Nebraska and Maine are the only states that award electors by district, as opposed to the customary “winner-take-all” system. 2008 is notable as the first time either state has split its electors. It’s also the first time in over 40 years a Democrat has won an electoral vote from Nebraska, according to the Nebraska Democratic Party.

h/t Ballot Access News,, and Daily Kos (not sure where I read it first)

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