Nebraska’s lawmakers have made it clear to Governor Pete Ricketts: The death penalty is abolished. In a 30-19 vote (30 was needed for the overturn), Ricketts’ veto of the legislature’s first vote to abolish the death penalty and replace it with life imprisonment was overturned.
This is not the first time Nebraska has been in conflict over the same issue, reports National Public Radio:
Nebraska is the first Republican-controlled state in the U.S. to repeal the death penalty since North Dakota in 1973. […]