Voters in Nebraska voted Tuesday to reinstate the death penalty, according to multiple reports.

The ballot initiative repeals the law the Nebraska state legislature passed in May 2015 to abolish the state’s use of capital punishment. The initiative won by nearly 20 percentage points.

{mosads}After the legislature overrode Gov. Pete Ricketts’s (R) veto, he and his family reportedly bankrolled a campaign, costing more than $400,000, to let voters decide for themselves, BuzzFeed reported.

Voters in Oklahoma, meanwhile, approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday to protect the state’s use of the death penalty.

Capital punishment is already legal in Oklahoma, but executions were put on hold after the state botched its last three executions.

Last year, the Supreme Court upheld Oklahoma’s use of the drug Midazolam in executions despite claims that it failed to act as enough of a sedative to keep a prisoner from feeling the effects of the other two drugs the state delivers in its lethal injection cocktail.

With a majority of the vote counted early Wednesday morning, Californians appeared likely to reject a measure to repeal the death penalty.

Under Proposition 62, life without the possibility of parole would have been the the maximum punishment allowed for murder in the state.

Voters also appeared likely to accept a separate measure to speed up the execution process by shortening the time it takes to appeal a death sentence to a maximum of five years.

The ballot initiatives come as support for the death penalty is declining across America, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted Aug. 23 to Sept. 2. 

The survey found that support has dropped 7 points since March 2015, 56 percent to 49 percent, while 42 percent of Americans said they oppose the death penalty, the highest it’s been since 1972, according to Pew.

Updated: Nov. 9, 3:11 a.m.

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