Many people believe independent Presidential candidate Evan McMullin will carry Utah’s six electoral votes in Tuesday’s election. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who formerly served as policy director for U.S. House Republicans and as a private sector leader.
McMullin was in Logan Friday where he spoke at Utah State University. He also participated in a news conference. When asked about his hopes for winning, McMullin said he and his running mate Mindy Finn did not expect to get 270 electoral votes on Tuesday. He said that was never the plan.
“This is a three month presidential campaign that was solely launched to stand for what is right in this election and having a chance to stop Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump,” McMullin stated. “If we are to get to the White House it will be because we have blocked both of them, because the race was very close, because we won a state or two.
“Then that would carry the election, the top-three finishers, to the House of Representatives where each state would get one vote. In those circumstances we actually like our chances quite a bit.”
He said if he got that far he believes he could end up being the consensus pick. McMullin believes he is the only true conservative running for President this year.
To hear McMullin’s comments in their entirety, click on the audio links of his press conference and USU event.