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Nebraska Governor Backs Conservative-Led Effort to Award All of State’s Electoral Votes to Statewide Presidential Winner

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen (R) has backed a conservative-led effort to award all of the state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins statewide. Though Nebraska has been a Republican stronghold for years, the state’s system, as well as Maine’s, for awarding electoral votes has been at odds with the rest of the country by instead awarding those votes based on the congressional district as opposed to the winner-takes-all statewide popular vote. Theoretically, a presidential candidate could win the state but still lose one electoral vote if their opponent won in a congressional district like Omaha. For example, Barack Obama won a single electoral vote in 2008 and Joe Biden won the same in 2020. Here’s how Natalie Venegas described it in Newsweek: In all but two states, Maine and Nebraska, electoral votes are winner-take-all as the candidate winning the popular vote normally receives all of that state’s votes. However, Maine and Nebraska use the congressional district method, which allows them to allocate two electoral votes to the state popular vote winner, and then one electoral vote to the popular vote winner in each congressional district. This allows the congressional swing district in the Omaha metro area a single vote that Democrats have won twice since 1991, in 2008 by Barack Obama and in 2020 by Biden. While candidates need 270 electoral votes to win, under a scenario where Biden only wins the three northern swing states and the other uncontested blue states, a loss in Nebraska’s 2nd District could result in a 269-269 tie. 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. Despite being one of… — Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 2, 2024 In a statement on Tuesday, Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen spoke in favor of legislation that would change how his state awards electoral votes, which was introduced by State Senator Loren Lippincott. “I am a strong supporter of Senator Lippincott’s winner-take-all bill (LB 764) and have been from the start. It would bring Nebraska into line with 48 of our fellow states, better reflect the founders’ intent, and ensure our state speaks with one unified voice in presidential elections,” he said. “I call upon fellow Republicans in the Legislature to pass this bill to my desk so I can sign it into law.” Thank you, @TeamPillen ?? Let’s get it done, Nebraska! ???? Keep pressure on the committee to bring it to the floor. Keep contacting the Senators on the committee & your own State Senator! ?@Beard_Vet @FanchonBlythe @NEGOP @charliekirk11 @tylerbowyer @TPAction_ https://t.co/eJv2wA23xf pic.twitter.com/hstHqT4p7I — Nebraska Freedom Coalition (@NebraskaFreedom) April 2, 2024 With Pillen’s support, the legislation has a strong chance of passing in both the State House and State Senate, going into effect before the November 2024 presidential election. Great news out of Nebraska. A big thank you to Governor @jim_pillen!!! https://t.co/cpSI3k3VFG — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 2, 2024 Paul Roland Bois directed the award-winning Christian tech thriller, EXEMPLUM, which can be viewed for FREE on YouTube or Tubi. “Better than Killers of the Flower Moon,” wrote Mark Judge. “You haven’t seen a story like this before,” wrote Christian Toto. A high-quality, ad-free rental can also be streamed on Google Play, Vimeo on Demand, or YouTube Movies. Follow on X @prolandfilms or Instagram @prolandfilms.

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