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Presidential candidate Evan McMullin to appear on Utah ballot in November

(Weston Kenney, Deseret News)


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SALT LAKE CITY — Stop Trump presidential candidate Evan McMullin will be on the November election ballot in Utah and will consider filing lawsuits to appear on ballots in other states.

McMullin, an independent who launched his campaign just a week ago, turned in the required 1,000 signatures of registered voters a few hours before the Monday filing deadline.

Brian Henderson, a McMullin campaign adviser, said more than 100 volunteers collected an additional 1,000 signatures to show the enthusiasm people across the state have for a candidate with "integrity and capacity."

"Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton indeed have a problem in Utah, both of them, and his name is Evan McMullin," Henderson said.

A BYU graduate and former CIA agent, McMullin calls himself a conservative alternative for president.

Now on the ballot in Utah and Colorado, the McMullin campaign will “aggressively" try get on the ballot in other states, including filing lawsuits “where appropriate," Henderson said. McMullin has already missed the deadline in more than two dozen states.

Henderson said Trump, the Republican nominee, and Democratic candidate Clinton are “unfit" to be president.

"We'd be a lot better off with me against Hillary Clinton than Trump, because he's clearly failed at it," McMullin posted Monday on Twitter.

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