Breaking: Early vote totals favor opponents of illegal immigration in Fremont

Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog

The polls are closed, the first votes are in and opponents of illegal immigration in Fremont are leading big.

A “Yes” vote repeals a 2010 city rule prohibiting landlords from renting to those in the country illegally.

As of 8 p.m.:

Yes: 39% 1,770

No: 61% 2,808

Even as voters went to the polls both sides continued a steady drum-beat of radio commercials making their case.

“Rewarding lawbreakers is not the answer…illegal is not OK,” proclaimed an ad backing the
“illegal alien” ordinance. Another ad aired concerns about a 93-year-old grandmother who was “beaten, raped and murdered by an illegal alien who was employed by a member of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce.”

A repealers’ commercial argued, “Together we can lift a burden off our families and off our children’s future. Help our community focus on things that matter…like jobs and schools.”

Stay with Nebraska Watchdog for continuing election results and analysis throughout the evening.

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