By The Cornhusker Guardian’s Editorial Board
Challenger Robert Borer appears to be in a good position to upset Bob Evnen, Nebraska’s incumbent Secretary of State, in the Tuesday, May 10th primary election. If Mr. Borer accomplishes this political feat, it will likely be the major upset of the present election cycle.
We base this statement on the following:
- At an anecdotal level, and based upon its discussions with voters around the state, The Cornhusker Guardian’s Editorial Board has been both surprised and impressed by the level of support Mr. Borer appears to enjoy among the Republican rank-and-file. What he lacks in endorsements from the Ricketts-aligned “Republican Establishment,” Mr. Borer could replace with support from the average Republican voter.
- Like Charles W. Herbster, who has led in most polls since entering the Republican race for Nebraska Governor, and like Donald J. Trump in 2016, Mr. Borer is a man from outside the Republican political establishment. Historically, such candidates out-perform conventional expectations. Whether this translates to a Borer victory will not be known until the evening of May 10th. But it remains a very strong possibility, especially if there is a large turn-out by voters angry about the alleged outcome of 2020’s Presidential election.
- The Secretary of State race is often a “yawner.” Most people don’t know all the functions of this office. And (compared to a gubernatorial race) it generally is not highly contested. For these reasons, an incumbent who seeks re-election is very rarely turned out. This year, however, is very different. The most visible responsibility of Nebraska’s Secretary of State (i.e., the conduct of elections) is under intense scrutiny due to the many unanswered questions about Cornhusker State ballot integrity in the 2020 election cycle. The Cornhusker Guardian has published eleven stories on this critical issue and intends to publish more as additional facts emerge.
We hope that readers will pay close attention to The Cornhusker Guardian’s coverage during these last days of the primary election campaign. We will have more to say, both on the Secretary of State contest and other races important to Nebraska voters.
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