Evan McMullin’s write-in campaign for president comes to Georgia on Monday

Independent conservative candidate Evan McMullin. Handout.

Independent conservative candidate Evan McMullin. Handout.

Metro Atlanta’s Never Trump movement will be out in force on Monday when Evan McMullin, a darling of the Republicans who reject their nominee, brings his campaign to Georgia.

McMullin, who has been called the “third most likely person to be president,” is a little-known 40-year-old former CIA officer who announced his campaign as an independent candidate after U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse and other more prominent Donald Trump skeptics refused to enter the race.

Running as a conservative alternative to Trump, McMullin has little name recognition nationally and is only on the ballot in 11 states. But he has an outside shot of winning Utah, the state where he grew up. A recent Deseret News poll showed McMullin, a Mormon who grew up in Utah, with 22 percent of the vote – within striking distance of Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The folks at 538 outlined an extremely improbable, but still mathematically possible, scenario where he could win the White House if he wins that state.

His chances in Georgia, where he will not appear on the ballot, are infinitesimally small. But a gaggle of influential Republicans who reject Trump have rallied around his write-in campaign.

McMullin’s appearance is at Monday at 7 p.m. at the Blueprint Church in Atlanta for what the campaign calls an “African American Voter Values Town Hall” moderated by hip-hop artist Sho Baraka. You can find the details here.

Reader Comments 0

58 comments
George Mortensen
George Mortensen

Who cares. Oh, that's right the AJC does because they hate anyone that would challenge DC.

Turner Jemison
Turner Jemison

HAND PICKED BY THE REPUBLICAN TURN COATS... HE NEEDS TO JUST GO AWAY...

Beth Oliver
Beth Oliver

McMullin as a write in? Republicans can barely spell Trump.

Carol Jean Bufala
Carol Jean Bufala

Is Evan McMullin really for Americans or is he the Trojan horse they are talking about? Georgia voters think about this: Mr. Evan McMullin worked for the CIA for 11 years under Bush and Obama, he then joined the Goldman Sachs team, Hillary's friends. He is friends with Romney/Bush's/Clintons and the people he is calling corrupt but now he says he is honest! OK, his job in the CIA was in the Middle East during the time our Americans were being killed and got out after Benghazi: In 2001 he worked in Amman, Jordan, as a Volunteer Refugee Resettlement Officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.[7] He worked for the Central Intelligence Agency from 2001 until 2011, working overseas on counterterrorism and intelligence operations in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia[7] as an undercover operations officer with the National Clandestine Service.[8] In 2011, McMullin began working for the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs.[9]

Renee Vaughn Dishmon
Renee Vaughn Dishmon

The Democratic Party isn't what it used to be they aren't looking out for everyone just themselves. We all need to stand together as one nation under God and get our country back!!

Jeannie Casey
Jeannie Casey

What view. Geez, someone says, "God", and you guys freak out!

Ryan Padgett
Ryan Padgett

Georgia just needs to worry about ourselves. We need less federal government and more power to the People and the State. Long live the Republic!

Cory Jobe
Cory Jobe

Yes! I GOP candidate that can be voted for!!

Robert Christopher Parks
Robert Christopher Parks

A bigger fraud than Hillary, Trump, or Johnson. At least Johnson went through the Libertarian primary and was selected, this fool was not. Then he is running the exact same tactics as the Hillary campaign and attacks Trump way more than Hillary. This man is not a legitimate candidate . People shouldn't be this easily fooled..

Mary M Swofford
Mary M Swofford

and I say, sit down, shut up...SPOILER...what a CLOWN...should be a Democrat.

Pamela Alayon
Pamela Alayon

He is a dem. Just pretending to be a Republican

Mary M Swofford
Mary M Swofford

Pamela Alayon he was put up by the REPUBLICANS to run against TRUMP....to little too late...this guy is a TOOL for the DEMOCRATS. McMullins should not be in the race at all.

Sandra Wooten Carver
Sandra Wooten Carver

The fact of the matter is there's only two people in this race and that is Hillary and Donald Trump. As a Christian we will have no place in Hillary Clinton's America, as a Second Amendment right upholder there will be no place in America for you. If you ever want a supreme court that will have any conservative values you have to vote for Donald Trump . Hillary cannot control her own household Hillary cannot control her own email Hillary has to bust her devices Hillary should have been in prison people has went to prison for Less.

Sandra Wooten Carver
Sandra Wooten Carver

Nolan Teter He's not a racist, he will be president for everybody , For ever nationality of every color, that's just another one of Hillary's lies the man is not a racist, I'm sorry you're wrong. Talking about sins against America. Hillary has lied, she has stole money that was supposed to go to the Haitian people through the Clinton Foundation , she has put our country's National Security in danger,us in danger. She destroyed evidence after she was subpoenaed by the FBI. She destroyed her devices that she used also. Don't forget the travel Gate scandal. Let's don't forget about Benghazi..ect.ect.ect. only reason her and Bill is still married is so that they are not forced to testify against each other.

Donna Sumerlin-Means
Donna Sumerlin-Means

Kimberly Lyons I feel exactly that way about killery! She's a snake! Worse than trump period!

Marcia Conley
Marcia Conley

Renee Vaughn Dishmon sit down somewhere and stop watching fox news

Nolan Teter
Nolan Teter

Conservative values like serial adultery, not paying your debts, and racism? Not in the ever improving America I know.

Renee Vaughn Dishmon
Renee Vaughn Dishmon

Nolan Teter vote Hillary and see where she takes you and the rest of the country we aren't going to like what she does she isn't for America. Wake up. Her rap sheet is long, trump I don't agree with some things he does but he isn't racist they done provide that information he is wanting to make our country great again. Hillary is wanting to destroy it!!! It's all there plain as day we all need to stand together as one nation under God. So we can have peace again

Kimberly Lyons
Kimberly Lyons

I don't know how anyone with a conscience or morals can go in and vote for Trump. But to each their own. #nevertrump #neverhillary

Sandra Wooten Carver
Sandra Wooten Carver

Kimberly Lyons I have plenty of morals I've been raised at Church of God Pentecostal Church whole my whole life I'm a born again christain. Christians will not have a place in Hillary Hillary Clinton's America that's just all there is to it .our faith itself become against the law . I believe God can use anybody he chooses, even Donald Trump because there is nothing that my God, that I serve, cannot do .There's been many times in the Bible where God has used some that was not what we think as a perfectly moral person but God can use them ,i pray for donald trumps salvation everyday. At this point it's up to Hillary and Donald, my hope is in the Lord and my vote Is with Donald Trump for this Earthly election.

Terri Parker
Terri Parker

"This is our moment of reckoning as a society and as a civilization itself,” Trump declared. “This is not simply another four-year election. This is a crossroads in the history of our civilization that will determine whether or not we the people reclaim control over our government.” "Our Independence Day is at hand, and it arrives finally on Nov. 8,” Trump told voters, adding: "Our great civilization, here in America and across the civilized world, has come upon a moment of reckoning. We’ve seen it in the United Kingdom, where they voted to liberate themselves from global government and global trade deal, and global immigration deals that have destroyed their sovereignty and have destroyed many of those nations. But, the central base of world political power is right here in America, and it is our corrupt political establishment that is the greatest power behind the efforts at radical globalization and the disenfranchisement of working people. Their financial resources are virtually unlimited, their political resources are unlimited, their media resources are unmatched, and most importantly, the depths of their immorality is absolutely unlimited.”

Dwayne Sanders
Dwayne Sanders

Nolan Teter If she is center right moderate, then you are center in the middle of ignorance.

Nolan Teter
Nolan Teter

Trump ain't the guy to fix anything. Sorry.

Terri Parker
Terri Parker

Hillary will only bring destruction for personal profit. Trump is our only shot. We must try. We lose anymore freedom or Rights the world will see oppression and abuse on a scale we have never known. Clinton is a sell out, crooked, treasonous, lier!

Nolan Teter
Nolan Teter

Terri Parker Hillary Clinton is a center right moderate. Your hyperbole doesn't make your case to undecideds. Undecided, moderate, and independent voters historically vote for the more moderate candidate. American voters will never elect someone as far out to lunch as Trump to lead this already great country.

Nolan Teter
Nolan Teter

Terri Parker also which freedom have you lost? Seriously, name one.

Renee Vaughn Dishmon
Renee Vaughn Dishmon

As a Christian we will loose our freedom of religion if Hillary gets in there.

Kimberly Lyons
Kimberly Lyons

Trump plays on people's fears. Obama took no rights away. Everyone still has their guns and their bibles. People are scared of people of different faiths, that look differently than they do and Trump has made it ok to dislike those people. I personally think both suck, so neither have my vote. #garyjohnson2016 #realliberty #smallergovernment

Beth Oliver
Beth Oliver

The only thing Trump is liberating is his perverted ways. We tried the Republican Businessman bull with Bush. Remember our first MBA president. America is not picking another one of your stupid nominees. Lessons learned. Will you ever learn?

Terri Parker
Terri Parker

Hillary is a globalist. She wants open borders and this subverts our Laws, Sovereignty. She has also stated she is for TPP trade and UN treaties that subvert our Rights, Constitution along with Laws and our sovereignty. If you know nothing about any of this I suggest your research it. Hillary is also a proven liar, crook, has committed treason. She has armed our enemies through Libya that's found their way into Syria. She has sold 20% of our Uranium and land out West without congressional approval. Pocketed one hundred and forty five million into the Clinton Foundation, Our Uranium winds up being sold to Iran while they chant Death to America! On top of all the foreign money, pay to play and top secret security issues with a private server and deleting email and destroying phones, records after a subpoena from congress. This is a very dangerous person to trust. I will take a shot with Trump. For all his flaws as a person can not compare to the actions Hillary has taken to harm this Nation. I do not want to live under a few elite dictators that will bring oppression and abuse on a scale this world has never known, USA! Trump!!!

Jorge Herrera
Jorge Herrera

anything is better than that orange nazi perv trump

Amy Parks
Amy Parks

I want my vote to count. This dude can't win. Johnson has a better shot than he does...I'm with her.

Monte Poitevint
Monte Poitevint

This is an example of the scum that's destroying America. A country-club, RINO traitor.

Danny Lea
Danny Lea

Breaking News..... in case you missed it... America is Great Already ... and we do not elect racists as Presidents

Jeannie Casey
Jeannie Casey

Lol, there have been plenty of racist presidents in our history.

Rod Miller
Rod Miller

Soros-funded tool to help Hillary

Marcia Conley
Marcia Conley

Maria Schell, you are the biggest fool that comment on this topic.

Danny Lea
Danny Lea

we will NOT elect a racist as President ..... you are not getting your own drinking fountains again

Maria Schell
Maria Schell

Obama is a total racist and race baiter. He would not have been elected if this country was so racist as he claims. Yet, he has divided this country and set back race relations, and all of Martin Luther King's efforts back at least 60 years. He is a detriment to not only to black Americans, but to all Americans.

Maria Schell
Maria Schell

Marcia Conley, I am the descendent of Creole Slaves on my paternal side, and those that fought for their freedom on my mother's side. Growing up a multi -racial child, I think I should know a bit about racism. I refuse to stoop to a level of name calling, that is for little children and the ignorant. Belive me, I am no fool, and I know a racist when I see one.