How does a "REPUBLICAN" President lose a Nebraska electoral vote?

gunsmoke

Active Member
Just like this:

Trump slams Republican critic who warned of November 'bloodbath'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked a longtime congressional critic who warned this week that his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and authoritarian leaders could cause a “Republican bloodbath in the Senate” in the Nov. 3 elections.

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse is the least effective of the 53 Republican senators, Trump wrote on Twitter, calling him “a liability to the Republican Party, and an embarrassment to the Great State of Nebraska. Other than that, he’s just a wonderful guy.”

Sasse criticized Trump in a town hall with constituents on Wednesday, and questioned whether the president would ultimately drive the country further to the left.

Trump “kisses dictators’ butts” and has “flirted with white supremacists,” according to a transcript of the virtual town hall. Trump’s leadership through the COVID-19 pandemic has not been “reasonable, or responsible, or right,” Sasse said.
Nebraska splits its electoral college votes based on the Presidential winner in each Congressional district and the winner of the popular vote.

In 2016, the last polls before the election had Trump up by 27% in the 1st district and up by 9% in the second district (https://www.270towin.com/2016-polls-clinton-trump/nebraska/) Note: there are no polls of the third district.

In 2016, Trump won both electoral votes with a final 60% to 36% vote breakdown in his favor statewide.

Contrast that with today:

In the 1st district Trump is polling ahead...but only by 8%. In the 2nd district, Trump is losing by 7%. Those are massive swings. (https://www.270towin.com/2020-polls-biden-trump/nebraska/) Trump isn't likely to lose NE...but he very well may lose the electoral vote assigned to the 2nd district.

So Trump attacks one NE Senator---a guy who has voted with Trump 87% of the time--while the other Senator, who is up for re-election, is getting hosed in the polls...in NE...a state that hasn't voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate since 1964.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
GOP Sen. Sasse says Trump 'kisses dictators' butts' and mocks evangelicals

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse excoriated President Trump in a telephone conference call with constituents this week, saying he had mishandled the coronavirus response, "kisses dictators' butts," "sells out our allies," spends "like a drunken sailor," mistreats women, and trash-talks evangelicals behind their backs.

Trump has "flirted with white supremacists," according to Sasse, and his family "treated the presidency like a business opportunity." He said Trump could drive the Senate into the hand of the Democrats and cause permanent damage to the Republican Party.

Sasse, a possible GOP candidate for president in 2024, is up for reelection on Nov. 3 and is expected to cruise to victory.

In an audio clip of the call, obtained by the Washington Examiner, a female constituent asks Sasse to explain “your relationship with the president” and wonders, “Why do you have to criticize him so much?”

At first, Sasse focused on his points of agreement with Trump. But the senator soon began to unload, spending the majority of his nearly 10-minute answer assailing the president.
 
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