Voters Dump Saunders County Prosecutor

Voters turned thumbs-down on Saunders (Nebraska) County Attorney Scott Tinglehoff, an enthusiastic supporter of Nebraska’s 2009 legislation that adds punishments for former sex offenders who have completed their sentences.

The chief architects of the law, LB 285 of 2009, also were losers at the polls. By placing the vast majority of former sex offenders who are at little to no risk to reoffend on the state’s shaming website, the law puts the public in danger.

Political novice Steven Twohig, a Fremont attorney, handily defeated Tinglehoff in the May 13 primary election. Twohig garnered two-thirds of the Republican votes. Nebraskans Unafraid thanks those in Saunders County who heeded our call to vote.   More here.

Oh, Happy Day! Bruning, Pirsch Lose at the Polls

The chief architects of Nebraska’s politically motivated former sex offender law saw their political careers go down in flames in the Tuesday, May 13, primary election.

Attorney General Jon Bruning lost the Republican gubernatorial primary to Pete Ricketts, and former State Sen. Pete Pirsch finished fourth in a four-person race for the GOP attorney general nomination. Bruning and Pirsch were the moving spirits behind LB 285 of 2009, which exposed you and your families to vigilante violence and in general made the state more dangerous.

Icing on the cake: Bellevue City Council member Carol Blood, champion of a silly residence restriction law, came in behind a relatively unknown opponent.

Nebraskans Unafraid thanks all who heeded our call to vote. We heard from more than a few who registered specifically to vote against Bruning and Pirsch. You have demonstrated what a huge difference you can make. See complete election returns here. We also thank Heaven that Bruning and Pirsch are out of public life.