Sen. Ben Sasse has drawn a distinction between "wild press conferences" mounted by President Donald Trump's campaign lawyer Rudy Giuliani and the absence of actual allegations of fraud in court filings that could overturn the presidential election results.
"When Trump campaign lawyers have stood before courts under oath, they have repeatedly refused to actually allege grand fraud," Sasse said, "because there are legal consequences for lying to judges.
"Wild press conferences erode public trust," the Nebraska Republican senator said.
"So, no, obviously, Rudy and his buddies should not pressure electors to ignore their certification obligations under the statute. We are a nation of laws, not tweets."
Sasse once again was a rare Republican senator who has spoken up in opposition to the president's refusal to accept Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's victory in this month's election, joining Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, who said Trump's actions are an attempt to "subvert the will of the people."
"It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American president," said Romney, the sole Republican senator who voted to remove Trump from office during his Senate impeachment trial.
Sasse acknowledged Biden's victory in the presidential election. He issued a statement congratulating Biden on the day after election results declared him the winner.
Nebraska election results
|President||Joseph Biden, D||359,757|
|Jo Jorgensen, L||19,292|
|Donald Trump, R||536,229|
|U.S. Senate||Chris Janicek, D||216,887|
|Ben Sasse, R||562,224|
|Gene Siadek, L||52,878|
|Gambling, Initiative 429||For||566,886|
|Gambling, Initiative 430||For||569,201|
|Gambling, Initiative 431||For||598,546|
|Remove slavery wording||For||581,058|
|Extend TIF 20 years||For||500,903|
|District 1||Kate Bolz||116,120|
|Jeff Fortenberry, R||179,557|
|Dennis Grace, L||8,452|
|District 2||Donald Bacon, R||162,087|
|Kara Eastman, D||146,992|
|Tyler Schaeffer, L||9,423|
|District 3||Mark Elworth Jr., D||49,771|
|Dustin Hobbs, L||10,723|
|Adrian Smith, R||222,363|
|13||Justin T. Wayne||11,010|
|35||Raymond M. Aguilar||6,570|
|John Lowe Sr.||12,774|
|Lou Ann Linehan||14,554|
|Andrew La Grone||11,873|
State Board of Education
|1||Patsy Koch Johns||90,917|
|3||Patti S. Gubbels||51,079|
SCC Board of Governors
|At-large||Timothy R. Cerveny||81,405|
|Jeanne H. Stec||15,268|
|3||Edward C. Price||32,588|
|4||Kristin E. Yates||25,167|
Lower Platte South Natural Resources District board
|4||Gary R. Aldridge||9,201|
|LeRoy W. Sievers||9,199|
|10||Ray A. Stevens Jr.||6,528|
Public Service Commission
|District 2||Tim Davis, R||53,466|
|Crystal Rhoades, D||88,891|
NU Board of Regents
|2||Jack A. Stark||96,770|
County board; unofficial final results
|2||Eric Underwood, R||10,250|
|Christa Yoakum, D||11,436|
Area ballot questions; unofficial final results
|Hickman pool bonds||491||815|
|Hickman sales tax||484||808|
|Hallam sales tax||60||71|
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