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Many Voters Changed Party
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By Gordon HopkinsVoting for the Nebraska primary election took place on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Election Commissioner Kristina Riggle reported, “Our overall voter turnout was about 41 percent, which is up slightly for a primary election here.”Like most of the rest of the state of Nebraska, Jefferson County saw a rush of party affiliation changes in the run up to the primary. “Riggle told FJN, “We did see an increase in party changes leading up to the primary election. This was reported as a trend statewide as well.”Riggle noted the changes were, “A mix of all other parties changing to Republican.”Nebraska is a closed primary state. That means...

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