Will Other Red States Follow Nebraska's Death Penalty Ban?
Nebraska's decision to abolish the death penalty raised eyebrows, but could it set a precedent for other firmly Republican states?By Sebastian Martinez | May 28, 2015
Nebraska's decision to abolish the death penalty drew international attention, mainly because the state is firmly controlled by Republicans. (Video via KMTV)
Well technically, the state legislature is nonpartisan, but it's run by registered Republicans, 16 of whom voted to overturn the governor's veto of the bill to abolish capital punishment. (Video via KMTV)
And that raises a couple questions. First, why did they vote against the national party platform; and second, could it happen elsewhere?