A Republican State’s Potential Detriment to Donald Trump’s Election

Anjali Jain

A conservative believes that Nebraska, a Republican state, could cost former president Donald Trump the 2024 election against President Joe Biden.
A succession of primary elections was completed by both Biden and Trump on March 12, solidifying their parties’ presumptive presidential nominations. This drew attention to the probable outcome of the presidential election between the two adversaries.

Conservatives have consistently scrutinized Biden’s policies and approval rating, which pertain to inflation, crime, immigration, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza. However, recent polls have shown an increase in support for the incumbent president. In March, eight distinct surveys yielded encouraging results for Biden, including leads or ties in pivotal battleground states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.The national surveys give Biden a one-to-three-point advantage; however, it is unclear whether this advantage would be sufficient to secure an outright victory for him in light of the Electoral College.

As the 2024 presidential election approaches, some individuals have taken to X, formerly Twitter, to speculate on the likelihood that either Trump or Biden will prevail.
Charlie Kirk, the founder and president of the conservative organization Turning Point USA, warned on X that the use of the congressional district method in Nebraska could cost Trump the election.
“Consider the scenario wherein Donald Trump successfully retakes Arizona, Georgia, and Nevada in the upcoming fall, as all current polls indicate he will.” Might he secure the presidency? Not exactly. Trump would lose by precisely ONE electoral vote if he were to win those three states and no others. Why? “Northestate,” Kirk penned on X.

Nebraska, despite being one of the most Republican states, allocates electoral votes according to congressional district rather than the winner-take-all system. The electoral vote in Omaha leans blue due to this system: Obama won the election in 2008, and Biden won in 2020. Kirk added, “He is likely to win it again this year.”

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Electoral ballots are winner-take-all in all states with the exception of Maine and Nebraska, where the candidate who secures the majority of the popular vote typically receives every vote in that state. In contrast, Maine and Nebraska employ the congressional district method to allocate electoral votes. This approach entails assigning two electoral votes to the winner of the state popular vote, followed by one electoral vote to the winner of the popular vote in each congressional district.

This grants a single vote to the Omaha metropolitan area congressional crossover district, which the Democrats have won twice since 1991: in 2008 under Barack Obama and in 2020 under Joe Biden.
The campaigns of Biden and Trump have been contacted via email by Newsweek requesting comment.
In 2020, Biden won the 2nd District of Nebraska by 6.5 percentage points, which was slightly greater than his national margin of 4.5 points.

A victory would require 270 electoral votes; however, in the event that Biden wins only the three northern swing states and the remaining uncontested blue states, a loss in the 2nd District of Nebraska could square the race 269-269.
Although it is currently uncertain whether Biden’s campaign will prioritize the 2nd district of Nebraska, his campaign previously stated that doing so was “strategic.”

“At this juncture of the election cycle, we are maintaining multiple routes to 270 electoral votes strategically,” Biden campaign spokesperson Lauren Hitt told the Washington Post. “Since the President was elected in 2020, we’ve made significant and ongoing investments in state parties and on-the-ground infrastructure.”
The Washington Post reports that Taylor Budowich, the chief executive officer of MAGA Inc., the principal Trump super PAC, stated that his organization has a broad outlook for 2024.

“Every electoral vote is in play because there isn’t a voter in America who is better off today than they were under President Trump,” Budowich stated to the newspaper.
Kirk’s remarks come as the statewide primary elections for Nebraska are scheduled to commence on Tuesday, May 14.

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