What was Retain a Just Nebraska?
Retain a Just Nebraska was campaign for a cause, not a candidate. The cause was to vote "retain" on Nebraska Referendum 426 in the November 2016 elections.
About the Votes
A vote to 'Retain' will eliminate the death penalty and change the maximum penalty for the crime of murder in the first degree to life imprisonment by retaining Legislative Bill 268, passed in 2015 by the First Session of the 104th Nebraska Legislature.
A vote to 'Repeal' will keep the death penalty as a possible penalty for the crime of murder in the first degree by repealing Legislative Bill 268, passed in 2015 by the First Session of the 104th Nebraska Legislature.
Supporters of a "repeal" vote wanted to repeal LB 268, the legislation passed in May 2015 that banned the death penalty in the state. Supporters of a "retain" vote wanted to maintain the law, which changed the maximum penalty for first degree murder to life in prison.
Retain - 39.36%
Repeal - 60.64%