President Trump to try to win over Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District days before election

Posted at 6:09 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 19:20:32-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — With just about a week left before election day, candidates are doing everything they can to try and win over undecided voters. President Donald Trump will make a campaign stop and hold a Make America Great Again Victory Rally on Tuesday at Eppley Airfield.

Douglas County Republicans think the rally will fire up voters in these last few days and shows he cares about Omaha voters.

"It is very important, one it fires up everybody. It keeps our excitement going. The election isn’t over until after Election Day. It’s important for the voters in Nebraska to know that Trump cares about Nebraska and he cares about Omaha," Theresa Thibodeau, Chair of Douglas County Republican Party, says.

With Nebraska's second congressional district coveted and still up for grabs, UNO political science professor Randall Adkins says he believes Omaha will play a big role in this year's presidential election.

"If you’re talking about a district that might be won by 1,000 votes, 2,000 votes, the question is, can traveling here to do a rally generate those one or two thousand votes that he needs," Adkins says.

Adkins believes the turnout at Tuesday's rally will be significant but won't be as large as it might have been if coronavirus wasn't a threat.

The Douglas County Health Department hopes everyone stays safe and takes precaution, although the mask mandate and directed health measures won't apply because the event will be outside.