This is perhaps one of the most interesting presidential elections in quite some time. Former State Senator and Douglas County Commissioner Chip Maxwell is the GOP candidate for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District and says this should be a great time for the Republican party but they will really mess things up if they go through with threats to boycott if Donald Trump wins the nomination.
Maxwell says, “I don’t know for sure about Trump but lets not be so fussy about it that we screw up what should be a wonderful election cycle. The presidential choice was taken out of smoke filled back rooms and put in the hands of the people through the primary process. Well, some of the big shots, establishment or insiders or whatever you call them don’t like the choice the people are making.”
Maxwell says you have to respect the voter base. He says you have elitists who want to thwart the will of the people on the local and national level. He says once you drive people away from the race you drive them away from the polls and that hurts everyone in the election and the voters themselves.
Maxwell says won a seat on the Douglas County Commission board in 2004. He lost in 2008 because thousands of Republicans stayed home because they were upset that John McCain was the nominee for president. He says more than 2,000 fewer voters showed up that year and he lost his seat on the Commission.