Nebraska Canvas Board certifies general election results; record number of voters participated

Posted at 4:35 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 17:35:32-05

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) - Nebraska’s Canvas Board certified the state's 2020 general election results on Monday.

State officials said no major problems were noted in the review process.

“The November 3rd general election was historic in a number of respects. More Nebraskans voted in our 2020 general election in the history of our state,” Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen said. “Nebraska polls were open, and our voters and poll workers were kept safe. This was all accomplished within the existing legal framework in our state. Nebraska voters refused to allow the coronavirus pandemic to prevent them from exercising their right to vote.”

Four state races qualified for an automatic recount but the candidates who were behind in three of the races waived their right to a recount.

A recount for the Lower North Platte North NRD Sub 5 will happen on December 2. The candidates there, David Lawrence and John Hannah, are separated by one vote. The results of that election will be certified during the next Canvas Board meeting on December 4.

Participating as members of the Board at Monday's meeting were Governor Pete Ricketts, Secretary of State Bob Evnen, State Treasurer John Murante and Auditors of Public Accounts Charlie Janssen, Chief Deputy Attorney General Dave Bydalek participated on behalf of Attorney General Doug Peterson.

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