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Live results: Nebraska's primary election

Chris Holtmeier
Nebraska Public Media
Republicans Charles Herbster (left) and Brett Lindstrom (right) are among the front runners for the GOP's gubernatorial primary in Nebraska.

Results for the Cornhusker state will be released starting at 8 p.m., Tuesday.

Update: Jim Pillen won the republican primary for Nebraska Governor. Explore the map below to see how different Nebraska counties voted in last night's premier race:

Voters across Nebraska cast their ballots earlier today on several races that will likely determine the direction of the Cornhusker state.

There are 245,000 more Republicans than Democrats in the state, which means that the Republican primary winners are likely to win in the general election.

The race to fill the governor's office has been the most contentious, with Republican voters deciding between three leading candidates: Charles Herbster, a Donald Trump-endorsed businessman; Jim Pillen, an establishment Republican and Brett Lindstrom, a moderate state legislator.

Recent polling shows that Herbster, Pillen and Lindstrom are in a statistical dead heat heading into Tuesday's election. Former state Sen. Theresa Thibodeau is also in the race and has polled a distant fourth.

Learn more about the issues and candidates from Nebraska's NPR and PBS Stations

Explore the charts below to view the race as it happens.

Daniel Wheaton is the data journalist for the Midwest Newsroom. Wheaton is based at Nebraska Public Media in Lincoln, Nebraska, and can be reached at dwheaton@nebraskapublicmedia.org