Evan McMullin is Minnesota Independence Party Nominee, Gains Ballot Access in Colorado


By Adam Seaman, published at American Third Party Report earlier today:

The Minnesota Independence Party Executive Committee chose Independent Evan McMullin as it’s candidate yesterday.  Evan McMullin has received a great deal of national media coverage lately as the conservative alternative to Republican nominee Donald Trump.  Now the party has to gather 2,000 signatures to get on the ballot in Minnesota.

Mr. McMullin is a graduate of BYU, a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints and lives in Provo, Utah.  This morning he was on ABC’s ‘This Week’ w/ Martha Radditz which you can watch HERE.

The McMullin Campaign also gained their first ballot access victory in Colorado 3 days ago.  The campaign released this statement on the victory saying, ““Our campaign is a little over 72 hours old, and as our online community, small-dollar donations, volunteer base and media presence has exploded, we’re thrilled to announce Evan is on the ballot in Colorado.” “Colorado is the first of many states to come as our ballot access program kicks in to high gear and Evan takes his message nationwide.”

The campaign is also currently seeking ballot access in Iowa and Utah.

9 thoughts on “Evan McMullin is Minnesota Independence Party Nominee, Gains Ballot Access in Colorado

  1. Richard Winger

    The Independence Party of Minnesota is not on the ballot. So although this is good for McMullin, it does not put him on the ballot in that state. However, he can get on with 2,000 signatures due August 23. If his petition chooses the “Independence” label, and if he gets 5%, that would restore the party’s qualified status for the next 4 years.

  2. Jim Rongstad

    Yes, the Independence Party used to be the Reform Party that Jesse Ventura ran under for Governor.

  3. Curt Boyd

    One would think that if they have the resources they do, they could get petitions done in Tennessee and Idaho fairly quickly as well. Tennessee is due in three days, but is 275 signatures. If they’re serious, I can’t imagine they won’t do a petition there also.

  4. Andy

    I am pretty sure that the Independence Party disaffiliated with the Reform Party in 2000.

  5. Richard Winger

    Yes, after the Reform Party special convention in Nashville in early 2000 recalled Jack Gargan as national chair, the Minnesota Reform Party disaffiliated and changed its name back to Independence Party.

  6. T Rex

    Egg McMuffin is the worst neocon candidate since that National Review bozo from a few months back.

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