McMullin gets on Utah’s state ballot
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Evan McMullin’s presidential campaign announced Monday that the independent candidate will appear on the ballot in Utah.

McMullin on Sunday announced that the Independence Party of Minnesota has selected him as its 2016 presidential nominee.


“It’s an honor to stand with the Independence Party of Minnesota in our fight to give Americans a better choice for president,” he said in a statement.

“Our national grassroots campaign has exploded in just the first 5 days of this race, and we look forward to campaigning in Minnesota very soon,” the CIA veteran added.

The Independence Party and McMullin’s team are now working to collect the 2,000 signatures needed to qualify for the state’s ballot.

McMullin’s chief strategist also revealed last week that the former House GOP official will appear on the ballot in Colorado this November.

“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,” Joel Searby said in a statement.

McMullin officially launched his longshot White House bid last week as an alternative to Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpStates slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThree legal scholars say Trump should be impeached; one thinks otherwise Report: Barr attorney can't provide evidence Trump was set up by DOJ Jayapal pushes back on Gaetz's questioning of impeachment witness donations to Democrats MORE.

“Donald Trump appeals to the worst fears of Americans at a time when we need unity, not division,” he wrote in an open letter published on Aug. 8.

“Republicans are deeply divided by a man who is perilously close to gaining the most powerful position in the world, and many rightfully see him as a real threat to our republic,” McMullin added of the GOP’s presidential nominee.

“[Democratic presidential nominee] Hillary Clinton is a corrupt career politician who has recklessly handled classified information in an attempt to avoid accountability and put American lives at risk, including those of my former colleagues."