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Nebraska state Sen. Charlie Janssen at the Douglas County Courthouse in Omaha, Neb., on Sept. 13, 2013.

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Nebraska state Sen. Charlie Janssen at the Douglas County Courthouse in Omaha, Neb., on Sept. 13, 2013.

Nebraska Debates Electoral College Changes

Nebraska legislators are weighing a bill that would reinstate a “winner-take-all” system of awarding presidential electoral votes. The state’s unicameral legislature is in its second day of debating a bill that would scrap Nebraska’s two-decade-old system of awarding one electoral...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center left, and Union City Mayor Brian Stack, with tie center right, greet people as they walk together in Union City, N.J., on Aug. 6, 2013, during a National Night Out Against Crime celebration.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center left, and Union City Mayor Brian Stack, with tie center right, greet people as they walk together in Union City, N.J., on Aug. 6, 2013, during a National Night Out Against Crime celebration.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 242

That’s how many electoral votes are in states that have voted Democratic in each of the past six presidential elections. The 242 votes — 28 short of a 270-vote majority needed to win the White House — come from the...

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Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat from Ohio, speaks to the media following a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in this file photo.

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Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat from Ohio, speaks to the media following a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in this file photo.

Kucinich Raises $1 — Half-Million in Debt To Go

Dennis Kucinich has yet to shake the nearly $500,000 in debts and obligations from a presidential bid he aborted almost a decade ago. And judging by the Federal Election Commission report that Kucinich for President filed today, it’ll be a...

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