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NE Sec. of State Bob Evnen says election ran smoothly

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Posted at 1:30 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 15:00:20-05

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen provided a recap of Nebraska's 2020 General Election on Wednesday afternoon in Lincoln.

Evnen said Nebraskans should be proud of their participation this year, mentioning a 74% statewide turnout with 34 counties getting to over 80%. Four counties saw a voter turnout of over 88%.

Additionally, early ballots accounted for well over half of the total votes, according to Evnen.

Evnen suggested changing early ballot laws, saying there were 25,000 ballots that were sent out and not returned. He questioned what happened to the ballots but said there was no evidence of anything sinister happening to them.

He added that he has a variety of ideas to change the law but isn’t ready to divulge them.

Evnen mentioned there was no fraud reported and there was no mention of people showing up with firearms at polling locations.

He said a record number of ballots were processed and thinks the counties handled and reported results well.

“We had a very smooth election,” Evnen said.

3 News Now reporter Jon Kipper will have more at 6 p.m.

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