"I believed from the outset the petition drive would be successful, but I didn't imagine we'd collect this many signatures," Mr. McCoy said.
Nebraskans get more than enough signatures for vote to bring back death penalty →
Sen. Beau McCoy, who co-chairs Nebraskans for the Death Penalty, said on Nebraska public television that even opponents of capital punishment are signing the petitions.
George Soros-backed death penalty foes spend big in bid to block Nebraska vote →