Voter turnout high in Lancaster County

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The 2018 midterm election is officially over, and some interesting trends have presented themselves in Lancaster County.

'I Voted Today' sticker, Photo Date: 10/27/2018 / Cropped Photo: Steve Rainwater / CC BY-SA 2.0 / (MGN)

According to the Lancaster County Election Commissioner, Lancaster County saw a large turnout, coming it at over 60 percent.

That is up from 47.7 percent in 2014, and 39.9 percent in 2010.

In addition, democrat voters had a strong showing in the county, as not one republican earned more votes than their democratic challengers.

Although Jeff Fortenberry won Nebraska’s First Congressional District, he lost by 1 percent in Lancaster County after previously winning by more than 20 percentage points in past elections.

Senator Deb Fischer, who earned reelection into the U.S. Senate, lost Lancaster County by 11 points. In 2014, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse won by 8 points. In 2012, Fischer lost by 7 points.

Gov. Peter Ricketts, who also won reelection, lost the county by 11 points Tuesday night. He lost by 1 point in 2014.