Updates: Nebraska 1st Congressional District Special Election

June 28, 2022, 7 p.m. ·

State Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln and State Sen. Mike Flood of Norfolk
State Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln and U.S. Rep. Mike Flood of Norfolk. (Photos courtesy campaigns)

10:40 p.m.

And it is all over. The Associated Press called the election for Flood, who gave a victory speech in Norfolk. Pansing Brooks has given a concession speech from Lincoln.

10:15 p.m.

Flood's lead continues to hold at 52% to 48%. All of Lancaster County's votes are in, and while Pansing Brooks won the county (the only one she won). Flood narrowed the gap, gaining 43% of the vote in the county.

10 p.m.

The 10 p.m. update from the Secretary of State's office shows Flood's lead growing. He now leads Pansing Brooks 52% (40,405 votes) to 48% (37,461 votes).

9:50 p.m.

The latest results have Flood back on top with 51.2% of the vote to Pansing Brooks 48.8%. Flood has a total of 36,743 votes to Pansing Brooks 34,992. Lancaster County continues to be the only county where Pansing Brooks leads, with Flood holding a slight lead over her in Sarpy County.

9:20 p.m.

The results keep swinging back and forth. With a large number of votes coming in from Lancaster county, Pansing Brooks regains the lead over Flood 50.4% to 49.6%

With a total of 69,000 votes cast so far in the district, 62% of those votes are in Lancaster County, where Pansing Brooks holds a sizeable lead.

9:15 p.m.

For the first time since the polls closed at 8 p.m.: Republican Mike Flood is now showing a slight lead over Democrat Patty Pansing Brooks. Flood has 50.5% of the vote to Pansing Brooks 49.5%.

19 of the district's 414 counties have been completely counted, while 332 of the counties have been partially counted. Pansing Brooks continue to lead only in Lancaster County.

9 p.m.

One hour after the polls closed - the race continues to tighten. Pansing Brooks leads Flood 52.7% to 47.3%. Flood has now also taken a slight lead in Sarpy County, leaving Lancaster County the only county that Pansing Brooks is leading.

8:50 p.m.

The race tightens a little more, but Pansing Brooks still leads 54% to 46%. Pansing Brooks is leading in Lancaster and Sarpy Counties. Flood is ahead in all other counties. 351 of 414 counties now have partial results in.

8:35 p.m.

The race has tightened a little with 324 of 414 precincts partially reporting, but Pansing Brooks still leads Mike Flood 56% to 44%. Pansing Brooks is doing well in Lancaster County, her home county, while Flood leads in Madison County, his home county.

8:10 p.m.

The first release of votes from the Secretary of State's office show Democrat Patty Pansing Brooks taking an early lead over Republican Mike Flood.

  • Pansing Brooks: 57%
  • Flood: 43%
  • 319 of 414 precincts have been partially counted.

8 p.m.

Voters in Nebraska's 1st Congressional District went to the polls Tuesday for a special election to replace Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, who resigned after being convicted of lying to the FBI.

Republican Mike Flood faced off against Democrat Patty Pansing Brooks. Both candidates are Nebraska state senators. The polls are now closed and the votes are being tabulated. We will have updates throughout the evening on our website and on-air.