Although one of Nebraska’s five electoral votes went to Joe Biden in the presidential race, the Democrat had the majority in just two of the state’s 93 counties: Douglas and Lancaster.

The political divide between urban and rural parts of the state has only increased in recent years, according to political scientist Kevin Smith from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

“You might even see that in something like redistricting,” Smith said. “After the 2020 Census I would guess that there are going to be more seats moving towards the heavier urban areas in Nebraska because that’s where the population growth is. And that creates a natural sort of like urban/rural conflict because that’s power: numbers in the legislature.”