Many local candidates in Nebraska are running for reelection unopposed, so the pundits were expecting a miniscule turnout. Forty percent of registered voters proved them wrong.
Add the fact that Nebraska has closed primaries, and that's outstanding. Here's hoping the sleeping giant has been awakened, and major political pruning of the disease at all levels of government takes place in November.
Keep up the good work.
ETA: I should know better than to trust the TV news without checking my facts. Not all counties in Nebraska had such stellar results. To be fair, kinda, the more candidates that were running unopposed the lower the voter counts. I still feel the prevalence of unopposed candidates is not a good thing.