President Trump’s trip to Omaha on Tuesday is a direct play for the single electoral college vote in Nebraska’s 2nd District. Nebraska is only one of two states, the other being Maine, to split electoral college votes among congressional districts. And while a Democrat hasn’t won here since Barack Obama in 2008, Mr. Trump only won it by 2 points in 2016. The competitive nature of the urban-suburban area could make the district decisive in the case of a 269-269 electoral college tie or with a tight 270-269 win; both are possible scenarios if Biden only flips a handful of states while President Trump keeps some combination of Florida and Pennsylvania or Wisconsin.University of Nebraska Omaha Professor Jody Neathery-Castro told CBS News political unit broadcast associate Aaron Navarro that while a tie in the electoral college has “probably crossed everybody’s minds as a possibility…it would have be a perfect kind of alignment of the rest of the country in terms of electoral votes.” The scenario has crossed the mind of Republican Don Bacon, a sophomore Congressman who is facing his own tight re-election.”The urban suburban districts have been more of a challenge for President Trump and the GOP, so this district is… Read full this story
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