Letters to the Editor

Hayes letter: Republican nominee

At the first Republican debate considerable effort was made to elicit a pledge from Donald Trump to support the party’s nominee regardless of who earned that nomination. Over the past few months it has become clear that the people support Trump to be that nominee. During the same period we have heard numerous party insiders openly discuss their plans to wrest the nomination from Trump. Additionally, polls show that there is a strong correlation between support for Trump and a belief that “backroom insider politics” have taken away the people’s voice in government.

I would like to go on record, and I ask other voters to do so as well, in saying that I will not vote for a Republican nominee who receives that nomination as the result of a so-called Open Convention conducted for the purpose of overriding the choice made by the people.

I would rather stay home on Election Day than give the appearance of supporting such business-as-usual chicanery.

David P. Hayes, Boise