Gaylor Baird, Geist advance to Lincoln general election

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Lincoln primary is in the books, and the stage is set for the general election.

The election is nonpartisan, with the top two vote-getters advancing to the May 2 general election.

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and State Sen. Suzanne Geist cleared that hurdle in the mayoral race.

Gaylor Baird had about 49% of the vote late Tuesday night, and Geist had 34%.

Stan Parker, the executive director of MyBridge Radio, was eliminated, getting 17% of the vote.

About 5,500 early ballots will be counted Wednesday, according to the Lancaster County Election Commission, and about 430 provisional ballots will be counted later this week.

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In District 2 of the Lincoln City Council, Tom Duden clinched a spot in the general election with about 6,500 votes as of Tuesday night.

Bailey Feit and Peter Katt were running neck-and-neck for the second spot, with Feit ahead by 676 votes.

In District 4, all four candidates are within about 1,000 votes of one another.

In the other two council districts, there were only two candidates, so they all advanced to the general election.

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