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traditionally conservative nebraska making a surprising move toward outlawing the death penalty , lawmakers in the state legislature on wednesday voting to repeal capital punishment by an overwhelming thirty two to fifteen margin , what is correspondent fiona or tease explains , i conservatives in nebraska are worried about the death penalty for a variety of reasons some of them have turned against it for religious reasons some of them , feel that it's not effectively applied because someone can get a death sentence and then they will stay on death row for decades , appealing the sentence so while they might be for the death sentence they don't like the way it is applied and so they would rather repeal it many lawmakers also expressed concern over lethal injection specifically with many states having a hard time accessing the drugs needed to perform executions , the bill now moves on the republican governor pete ricketts who is expected to veto it , but ortiz says support in the legislature is strong enough to negate his decision in order to override the veto they only need thirty votes there are forty nine members of the legislature and nebraska and more than thirty of them have consistently voted to pass the bill nebraska is one of thirty two u. s. states that still has the death penalty , eleven inmates are currently awaiting execution