A Nebraska delegate to the Democratic National Convention believes this is a pivotal election and Democrats will have to work hard to make it turn their way.
The Rev. Kenneth Allen, a Baptist minister from Omaha, says the November election “could result in a sea change” for the country. He’s working with others on a “black VOTES matter” movement.
“I live in Congressional district two and we’re going to be working like the dickens to get that one electoral vote, because in this kind of election, that could be the difference,” Allen tells Nebraska Radio Network.
Nebraska is one of only two states which award presidential electors proportionally. If Clinton can win the Second Congressional District of greater Omaha, she can take an electoral vote from a Republican state, something that could be crucial in a close race.
Allen, who supports Hillary Clinton, says the supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have brought an enthusiasm to the convention in Philadelphia that was missing. He says their enthusiasm needs to be funneled to elect Democrats in November, even in Nebraska.
Allen expects this presidential election to make a big difference for the country.
“This is an election that could result in a sea change in the history of our nation, there’s no doubt about it. And so we’ll be making history in November one way or the other. We want to make history the right way.”
O. Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa contributed to this story.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:40]