**UPDATE at 4pm Saturday, 5/14**
Delegates at the Nebraska Republican Party Convention voted overwhelmingly by voice vote in favor of the quoted resolution.
The Resolution Committee of the Nebraska Republican Party has unanimously approved a resolution to be proposed at Saturday’s Nebraska Republican Convention that will oppose any effort by an elected official to support a third party Presidential candidate.
The effort by state Republicans is believed to be a response to Nebraska’s U.S. Senator Ben Sasse who has stated that he would support a third party candidate.
The resolution, which will be presented to convention delegates Saturday, reads:
Be it resolved that the Nebraska Republican Party strongly opposes any effort by Republican elected office holders or party officials to encourage a third party candidacy for President of the United States because this would result in the election of Democrat Hillary Clinton and the appointment of liberal justices to the United States Supreme Court.
Showing his opposition to the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, Senator Sasse has made a number of statements.
In February he wrote on Twitter:
If Trump becomes the Republican nominee my expectation is that I’ll look for some 3rd candidate – a conservative option, a Constitutionalist
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) February 29, 2016
A few weeks ago he Tweeted, among other things:
I think there is room for a 3rd party candidate. What am I missing? More importantly, what are the people at Fremont Wal-Mart missing?
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) May 5, 2016
In response, Nebraska Republicans are being asked whether it is unreasonable that those who ran as Republicans and speak before the Republican Party as office holders and party officers, should be held accountable if they support as the top office holder in the country, someone from another party.
The resolution is clear, and for the average party delegate, shouldn’t be too difficult.
Sasse will be among a number of office holders and party officials to speak at the convention.
Jerry Kratochvil (a/k/a Street Sweeper) will be at the Nebraska GOP Convention on Saturday.
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As noted in the Nebraska Republican Party Constitution, the proposed resolution is much less stringent than Section 14(d):
(d) No member of the State Central Committee or Executive Committee shall endorse a NON-Republican candidate in any election.
Endorse shall mean…
(1) a reported campaign contribution, or
(2) A public display or statement of support by either
(i) print of electronic media, or
(ii) a written statement.