Nebraska governor endorses ‘winner-take-all’ electoral college vote system

by | Apr 3, 2024

Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen announced his endorsement of transitioning the state to a “winner-take-all” system for Electoral College votes, which would align it with the majority of the nation. This change, if implemented, could potentially influence the outcome of the 2024 election.

Currently, Nebraska, alongside Maine, allocates Electoral College votes by district, with Republicans typically securing two votes and Democrats one, leaving the third highly contested.

In January, state legislators introduced a measure aimed at implementing the winner-take-all system, a move that Governor Pillen subsequently endorsed.

The Nebraska Freedom Coalition, a conservative activist group, praised Governor Pillen for his announcement, expressing confidence that the proposed measure will swiftly progress to the legislature floor for a vote.

If the bill were to take effect for the 2024 election, it could result in Biden losing an Electoral College vote. In the 2020 election, President Trump secured approximately 58 percent of the vote in Nebraska. Under a winner-take-all system, the GOP candidate would receive the state's entire slate of electoral votes.

Source: The Hill



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