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Tue Apr 2, 2024, 10:46 PM Apr 2

Trump and Nebraska governor push to deny Biden a crucial electoral vote

Source: Semafor

Donald Trump and Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen endorsed legislation that would take Omaha’s potentially decisive electoral vote out of play for Democrats, hours after conservative activist Charlie Kirk’s Tuesday X post suggesting it.

In just 200 words, Kirk urged Republicans to repeal the state’s 1991 law that assigned two electors to the winner of the state, and one for each of its three congressional districts. Republicans easily carried Nebraska in every subsequent election, but in 2008 and 2020, the Omaha-based 2nd District voted Democratic.

“Nebraskans should call their legislators and their governor to demand their state stop pointlessly giving strength to their political enemies,” wrote Kirk.

Five hours and 10 minutes later, Pillen put out a statement supporting a bill that would convert the state to a winner-take all system in November. Donald Trump weighed in early Tuesday evening, praising Pillen’s “very smart letter” in a Truth Social post.

Read more: https://www.semafor.com/article/04/02/2024/trump-and-nebraska-governor-push-to-deny-biden-a-crucial-electoral-vote
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Trump and Nebraska governor push to deny Biden a crucial electoral vote (Original Post) brooklynite Apr 2 OP
New ways to cheat. ificandream Apr 2 #1
Not really cheating. All Mixed Up Apr 2 #2
I disagree. They are in the sense that they're bending the rules in their favor. ificandream Apr 3 #4
It's still not cheating lol All Mixed Up Apr 3 #5
Not cheating. Really. Look it up Bernardo de La Paz Apr 3 #3
K let's do that with Maine then ColinC Apr 3 #6
Time to do away with the electoral college. republianmushroom Apr 3 #7

All Mixed Up

(597 posts)
2. Not really cheating.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 11:02 PM
Apr 2

If this happens, it means it went through the proper channels and the legislature voted to make the change.

But I doubt it'll happen.

Frankly, I wish Maine would do it too.


(9,341 posts)
4. I disagree. They are in the sense that they're bending the rules in their favor.
Wed Apr 3, 2024, 10:15 AM
Apr 3

Whether they're going through the proper channels or not.


All Mixed Up

(597 posts)
5. It's still not cheating lol
Wed Apr 3, 2024, 10:28 AM
Apr 3

It's smart politics if we're being honest. Thy Democrats should look to do the same in Maine.

Bernardo de La Paz

(48,967 posts)
3. Not cheating. Really. Look it up
Wed Apr 3, 2024, 03:49 AM
Apr 3

Here's a link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Electoral_College

What needs to be done is to scrap the EC in favour of nationwide popular vote. tRump has never won a popular vote.

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