Incumbent State Senator Loses Race

Incumbent losses election and a voter breakdown shows possible reasons why.

The county breakdown in the Nebraska District 2 Legislature race by the Cassgram shows (Paul Lambert is from Plattsmouth; Bill Kintner, who is now the senator-elect, is from rural Papillion in Sarpy County.)

-In Cass County: 5,982 votes for Lambert (56%) and 4,664 for Kintner (44%)

-In Sarpy County (the southwest portion including Springfield and the surrounding rural area: 1,172 votes for Lambert (31%) and 2,595 for Kintner (69%)

-In Otoe County (extreme northeast rural and east Nebraska City): 398 votes for Lambert (43%) and 519 votes for Kintner (56%)

People with campaign signs too close to polling sites kept district election inspectors and law enforcement on the go through the polling hours Tuesday. Josoff said state law prohibits campaigning within 200 feet of the structure where voting is taking place.

In most cases, poll workers informed those campaigning about the laws and the campaigners complied. But there were a handful of incidents where they didn’t do so immediately and law enforcement was called. When police officers or deputies then arrived the campaigners had already moved back or complied after being ordered to. Police scanner reports and dispatch records show the majority of the incidents involved Kintner supporters. There were no records of any citations being issued.

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