Are you looking for another choice besides Trump and Hillary? I have found myself saying, “I have to choose from the two available candidates.” But that is not true. We have more choices than just “the two.”
Evan McMullin for President
His impressive experience includes:
– Evan completed his CIA training in 2001 and repeatedly volunteered for overseas service in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, spearheading counterterrorism and intelligence operations in some of the most dangerous places on earth.
– Evan worked with companies in several industries, including technology, energy, consumer goods, biotech, industrials and real estate on capital raising projects and mergers and acquisitions.
– In 2013, McMullin joined the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as a senior advisor and later became the chief policy director of the House Republican Conference.
– He declared his candidacy for President of the United States on August 8, 2016. (Click here to learn how to vote Evan McMullin for President.)
– Read about his stand on issues and about his impressive running mate, Mindy Finn, HERE.
What about Trump and Hillary?
– There are 26 more days. A lot can happen in 26 days. This election is on everyone’s mind. What IF Evan had a tiny chance? (AND HE DOES.) He can’t do it without our vote.
– I’m embarrassed at the thought of putting a Trump sign in my front yard, but proud to put an Evan McMullin sign up.
– If I vote with my convictions and heart, I must vote for Evan McMullin. This does not necessarily mean one vote for Hillary. It means I am standing up for what I believe is true and good. AND Evan McMullin has a strong chance to win Utah, which could have a huge impact (see below). I want to be a part of this courageous movement. What if Evan McMullin won another conservative state?! It can’t happen without smart conservative American’s voting for him.
– Duncan refuses to vote for Trump OR Hillary. He has been planning on “writing in” a third party name anyway. If I go for Evan McMullin, I’ll be unified with my husband. This is the ideal. I am so happy to think of being on the same side of any fence with my husband, Duncan. There are a lot of people who don’t want to vote for either candidate. Let’s tell them about Evan McMullin!
– If we vote for who we think would be the better president, the election (unless it is illegally tampered with) will be a true measure of the values of our country.
Evan McMullin’s Candidacy Just Got a Big Boost
October 12, 2016 3:24 PM
“The long-shot independent conservative could win his home state, which might change everything. Since the moment former CIA counterterrorism officer and House GOP staffer Evan McMullin jumped into the presidential race, he’s been ignored, mocked, and dismissed. Few pollsters even bother to list him as an option in their surveys of the race. He’s nowhere near the 15 percent threshold to qualify for the debates. CNN hosted prime-time candidate forums for Gary Johnson and Jill Stein and their running mates, but not for McMullin and his running mate, Mindy Finn.
“Then Wednesday morning, a new poll showed him at 22 percent in his home state of Utah — with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tied at 26 percent. The result makes intuitive sense; Representative Jason Chaffetz and Governor Gary Herbert withdrew their endorsements of Trump over the weekend, while Senator Mike Lee and former governor Jon Huntsman called on the GOP nominee to quit the race. It seems reasonable to believe that a significant number of Utah Republicans might be newly motivated to seek out non-Trump, non-Clinton options, and the hometown boy with a career of CIA service might be the most appealing of those options.
“McMullin’s surge of support means he could end up having a much bigger impact on the 2016 presidential election than anyone expected. If he gets one more burst of momentum in Utah between now and Election Day, McMullin will be able to boast of having done what John Anderson, H. Ross Perot, and Ralph Nader never could: win a state. The last independent presidential candidate to win a state was George Wallace, who won five in 1968. If McMullin won Utah’s six electoral votes, he would make it almost impossible for Trump to reach the 270 needed to win the White House. Right now, with leads in almost all of the key swing states, the overwhelming likelihood is that Clinton reaches 270. But if she doesn’t, and Trump doesn’t either, then the presidential election will be settled by the House of Representatives, in the process laid out by the Constitution’s Twelfth Amendment:
“The person having the greatest Number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice.”
– The United States Constitution
“Presuming Gary Johnson and Jill Stein win no electoral votes, McMullin’s Utah win would mean he ranks among “the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President.” Meaning the House could vote to make Clinton, Trump, or McMullin the 45th president. MORE 2016 WHAT IS PAUL RYAN THINKING? IN MAINE, TRUMP EXPOSES CULTURAL FISSURES AMONG WHITES NEITHER TRUMP NOR HIS MESSAGE IS BUILT TO WIN A NATIONAL ELECTION Each state would get one vote, determined by a majority vote of the incoming members of its House delegation.
“This would give Republicans control of the election’s outcome, presuming the incoming House doesn’t look too different from the current one.
“Right now, Democrats hold a majority of the seats in the delegations of just 14 states. Maine, New Hampshire, and New Jersey have an even number of House seats and their delegations are evenly split. (If a state’s members cannot agree on a candidate during the Twelfth Amendment process, the state loses its vote.) Would House Republicans hand the Oval Office to a guy who won a negligible number of votes nationwide and only one state? Would those who have stood by Trump this far suddenly abandon him and choose the candidate who finished third over the candidate who finished second? It’s a bizarre, almost unimaginable scenario. But then again . . . it’s been a bizarre, almost unimaginable year.”
— Jim Geraghty is National Review’s senior political correspondent.
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/441012/evan-mcmullin-gains-ground-utah-polls
I encourage everyone to research your choices and vote for who you feel will be the best President of the United States. God Bless America!