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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
We're less than a week out from Election Day, and the stakes are high. The future of our country is in the balance.
I entered this race to give Americans a principled, conservative option for the White House. Recognizing that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are dishonest, self-serving, and big government liberals, I knew that someone had to stand up for the fundamental principles that make our country great.
My team and I had a strategy: if the race between Clinton and Trump remained close, then by winning one state, we could deny both candidates the 270 electoral votes needed to win the Presidency and send the election to the House of Representatives — where we'd remain the only choice for unifying the country and leading it into the future.
Where are we two months later? In Utah, the launch pad of our effort, I am statistically tied with Donald Trump — 32% Trump, 30% McMullin, 25% Clinton — according to the latest Salt Lake Tribune poll. The impossible now appears to be less so, and Utahns and our national movement are on the verge of making history.
It's time for a new generation of leadership and era of civic engagement. We must uphold and defend our inspired Constitution — namely the idea that all men and women are created equal and endowed with the same inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.