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Concerned Democrats

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Concerned Democrats are raising red flags about Nebraska.

Electoral votes

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Led by Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen and former President Donald Trump, Republicans are advocating for a plan to allocate all of the state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who secures the majority of the statewide vote.

Conservative initiative

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Pillen recently became part of the conservative initiative aiming to alter how Nebraska allocates its electoral votes.

Distributes votes

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Unlike the typical winner-takes-all approach, Nebraska currently distributes votes based on congressional districts.

Presidential candidate

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This means that a presidential candidate could win the state overall but still lose an electoral vote if the opposing candidate secures a specific congressional district.

23,000 votes

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This scenario occurred in the past, with former President Barack Obama winning an electoral vote in 2008 and President Biden obtaining one in 2020 by winning District 2 with a margin of fewer than 23,000 votes.

Flips Arizona

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Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk explained, “Suppose Donald Trump flips Arizona, Georgia, and Nevada next fall, as current polls all show him doing. Would he win the presidency? Not quite. In fact, if Trump flips those three states and no others, he loses by exactly ONE electoral vote Why? Nebraska.”

Republican states

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Kirk continued, “Despite being one of the most Republican states, Nebraska awards its electoral votes by Congressional district instead of winner-take-all. Thanks to this system, Omaha’s electoral vote leans blue: Obama won it in 2008, and Biden won it in 2020. He’s likely to win it again this year.”

Would never

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“California would never do this. New York would never do this. And as long as that’s the case, neither should we. This is completely fixable. Nebraska’s legislature can act to make sure their state’s electoral votes go towards electing the candidate the VAST majority of Nebraskans prefer. There’s already a bill ready to go – LB764. All Nebraska has to do is put it up for a vote,” he said.

Still in session

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“As I write this, the Nebraska legislature is still in session. Nebraskans should call their legislators and their governor to demand their state stop pointlessly giving strength to their political enemies,” Kirk concluded.

Biden’s best path

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On MSNBC, former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina responded, “If that changes and we don’t know that it will — it’s, the state legislature is gonna look at it — but if that changes, that takes away Biden’s best path to win because if you get — if he wins Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, then loses the other swing states and no longer picks up the one in, Nebraska 269,” the panel noted, as a candidate individual needs 270 electoral votes to win.”

Accusing Republicans

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“I think this is what the modern Republican Party has become,” Messina said, accusing Republicans of “now changing the rules in the middle of trying to benefit themselves.”

Ridiculous

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“This is the hell that Donald Trump hath wrought,” he said. “In the middle of this changing the rules 200 days before the election is ridiculous. I think you’re right. I think there are real simulation problems,” Messina said.

Really matters

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“When you look at the map, that one electoral vote really matters in the combination of other things, then you need another state. And so the easiest pathway to victory has always been the Midwestern three states combined with Nebraska. Something tells me they’re not going to get away with this easy,” he continued, predicting “a national outcry for trying to change the rules here.”

Megan Hunt

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Megan Hunt, the state senator in Omaha’s District 8, said, “This just shows that Donald Trump has serious concerns that this election is going to come down to one electoral vote, and he’s willing to cheat and change the rules state-to-state to ensure his victory,” Hunt said. “It’s pathetic and if he wants to win Omaha’s vote, he should come earn it.”

Trump supports

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Trump supports the effort. “Governor Jim Pillen of Nebraska, a very smart and popular Governor, who has done some really great things, came out today with a very strong letter in support of returning Nebraska’s Electoral Votes to a Winner-Take-All System,” Trump said on Truth Social.

Nebraskans

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“Most Nebraskans have wanted to go back to this system for a very long time, because it’s what 48 other States do — It’s what the Founders intended, and it’s right for Nebraska,” Trump continued, thanking the governor.

Let’s hope

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“Let’s hope the Senate does the right thing. Nebraskans, respectfully ask your Senators to support this Great Bill!” Trump concluded.

1 Comment

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    May 12, 2024 at 6:18 pm

    Can you be more specific about the content of your article? After reading it, I still have some doubts. Hope you can help me.

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