Midterms Live results

By Dylan Scott and Ryan Mark

Nebraska results for every midterm race

The most interesting 2018 election in Nebraska might be the one with no candidates.

Nebraska voters will get a chance on Election Day to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, which would extend health coverage to 80,000 low-income Nebraskans. The state is one of 19 to refuse Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion so far, but it is also one of three states where voters will have a chance to change that this year.

The other big election is in the Second Congressional District, where Republican incumbent Don Bacon is facing progressive upstart Kara Eastman. Eastman, who has endorsed Medicare-for-all and is running on a proud progressive platform, earned a shocking primary win against centrist former Rep. Brad Ashford this summer. Eastman’s win was a huge moment for the left, but polling indicates she might not be as strong a challenger against Bacon as had been hoped. This race, formerly a toss-up, has been moved into the Lean Republican column by election forecasters.

Democrats once hoped that the Nebraska Senate race, between Republican Sen. Deb Fischer and Democratic challenger Jane Raybould, could be a sleeper for them if the 2018 “blue wave” grew big enough. But heading into Election Day, anything but a pretty easy win for Fischer would be surprising.

Nebraska is a uniquely unicameral nonpartisan state legislature, and half of its seats are on the ballot today.

President Donald Trump’s approval rating in the state is relatively split, but approvals slightly favor him here, according to Morning Consult.

Nebraska US Senate

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Deb Fischer 438,067 58%
DEM Jane Raybould 290,107 38%
LIB Jim Schultz 27,595 4%
1,450 of 1,565 (93%) precincts reporting, 755,769 total votes

Nebraska US House 1

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Jeff Fortenberry 153,813 60%
DEM Jessica McClure 101,092 40%
504 of 524 (96%) precincts reporting, 254,905 total votes

Nebraska US House 2

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Don Bacon 152,315 53%
DEM Kara Eastman 134,412 47%
269 of 269 (100%) precincts reporting, 286,727 total votes

Nebraska US House 3

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Adrian Smith 162,757 77%
DEM Paul Theobald 49,403 23%
709 of 869 (82%) precincts reporting, 212,160 total votes

Nebraska Governor

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Pete Ricketts 447,270 59%
DEM Bob Krist 312,795 41%
1,560 of 1,565 (100%) precincts reporting, 760,065 total votes

Nebraska State Referendum Nebraska ACA Expansion

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
Affirmative 384,983 53%
No 336,106 47%