Nebras­ka GOP offi­cial resigns after Trump allies’ failed push to change elec­toral rules

Nebraska GOP official resigns after Trump allies’ failed push to change electoral rules

EXCLUSIVE — A Nebras­ka Repub­li­can Par­ty offi­cial resigned over the week­end, days after the fail­ure of a leg­isla­tive effort to change Elec­toral Col­lege vote rules that helped Pres­i­dent Joe Biden in 2020 and could again this year in one of the nation’s oth­er­wise red­dest states.
Doug Petersen stepped down as 2nd Con­gres­sion­al Dis­trict chair­man after head­ing the Repub­li­can oper­a­tion in a Greater Oma­ha area dis­trict that has been at the cen­ter of an intra­party GOP polit­i­cal firestorm of late. Nebraska’s uni­cam­er­al leg­is­la­ture, where Repub­li­cans hold a major­i­ty, on April 3 reject­ed a pro­pos­al to change how the state allo­cates its elec­toral votes in pres­i­den­tial elec­tions, a move that would help …