In the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election the state split its 5 electoral votes, giving 4 for McCain and 1 to Obama, for Nebraska is one of only two states (Maine) that do not use the winner-take-all method. Technically, Nebraska is a red state, but its 2nd Congressional District is considered a swing-vote. Nebraska didn't do better the next time but enough people in other states voted for Obama so he got a second term.
Nebraska in a nutshell Edit
A huge percentage of Nebraskans are obsessed with the college football team, the Cornhuskers, from the University of Nebraska. The Memorial Stadium, located in the capital city, Lincoln, routinely holds 80,000 drunken, screaming fans on game day appropriately dressed in red.
Also - corn corn corn corn corn corn corn. And more corn.