Although the American voters have overwhelmingly proven that they support Donald Trump, casting more votes for him than any other Republican primary candidate in history, the establishment has a mission to tear him down.
Despite the fact that Trump is now the GOP’s official nominee, a major new Republican candidate is officially entering the race to challenge him.
According to The Hill, Evan McMullin, a Central Intelligence Agency veteran and former chief policy director of the House Republican Conference, is running as an Independent. Given that he is a well known conservative, he could syphon off many votes from Mr. Trump.
The media is likely to have a field day with McMullin’s announcement, portraying him as a real threat to Trump’s likelihood of winning. In reality, however, McMullin would be lucky if he got on the ballot in just 20 to 30 states. And being included in the presidential debates seems unlikely.
The Hill reported:
To get into the presidential debates, a candidate must poll at 15 percent in five national surveys leading up to the three scheduled debates and show that they are appearing on enough state ballots to have a path to 270 electoral votes.
McMullin would appear to face hurdles on both accounts. Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, for their parts, are polling at less than 15 percent.