Of Nebraska's voting population of 697,019, 7.6% are black
and 5.5% are Latino. There are currently no black or
Latino representatives. Under the proposed super
districting plan, racial minority voters supporting a
candidate with crossover appeal could elect a candidate of
choice in coalition with white voters.
In the 2000 Presidential election, George W. bush won
Nebraska with 62% of the popular vote over Al Gore's
33%. The state's Democratic partisanship is
34.9%. Under the current system, Democrats cannot
carry the vote in any of the three congressional
districts. Under the proposed super districting plan,
voters would likely elect two Republicans and one Democrat.