Bellevue Mayor accused of electioneering on Primary Election Day

Photo: City of Bellevue

(Bellevue, NE) — The incumbent Mayor of Bellevue is accused of electioneering. The Election Commissioner says Sarpy County poll workers asked Mayor Rusty Hike to leave after they saw him shaking hands with voters at multiple polling locations on Primary Election Day May 10. 

Nebraska law bans electioneering: campaigning at or near voting locations on an Election Day. 

The Omaha World Herald reports Hike denies shaking hands with people that day. The paper says Hike left when poll workers asked him to leave. 

Hike and Thomas Burns received the most votes in the Nebraska Primary and go on to the General Election, Tuesday November 8, 2022.

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