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    Evan McMullin, a Central Intelligence Agency veteran and former chief policy director of the House Republican Conference, is expected to announce an independent presidential bid on Monday, according to multiple reports.

    The bid, reported first by Joe Scarborough, a former GOP congressman from Florida and host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," highlights the angst in GOP circles over Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president who has fallen behind Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in polls.
    Yet McMullin, who served for two years as chief policy director at the House Republican Conference, would seem to have little chance of garnering enough attention to truly challenge Trump or Clinton.

    Scarborough said the independent presidential candidate would aim to get on 20 to 30 state ballots, adding that he personally thinks the campaign "has more to do with stopping Donald Trump than actually electing a president."
    The Hill - Full Article

    So, how many votes do we think he'll actually achieve, even if he gets on those 20 to 30 state ballots?

  • #2
    Doubtful if he will amass enough to actually win, unfortunately. Third party candidates rarely do very well in our tightly controlled two party system.

    The danger here is that he will draw off sufficient GOP votes to allow Clinton to take the election she would otherwise have lost.
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?


    • #3
      Looking at most polls Clinton isn't going to loose against Trump.
      "Ask not what your country can do for you"

      Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

      you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.


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