Although still unofficial, the Omaha World-Herald is calling the Nebraska second congressional district for Barack Obama:

Obama won 8,434 of 15,039 mail-in ballots counted Friday by Douglas County election officials. These early ballots arrived in the election commissioner’s office too late to be included in Tuesday’s election results.

The additional votes gave Obama a 1,260-vote lead over Republican John McCain in unofficial returns. McCain won the popular vote statewide and four electoral votes.

About 5,000 provisional ballots in Douglas County remain to be counted next week, but they are unlikely to change the 2nd District outcome. About half of such ballots typically are disqualified.

I’m very curious if this will have any influence on discussions about Electoral College reform (or if there will be any discussions at all).   How exciting, though!