August 13, 2016

Independence Party Endorses Evan McMullin for President, Will Place on Minnesota Ballot

AUGUST 13, 2016 (SALT LAKE CITY and SAINT PAUL, MN) – The Independence Party of Minnesota Executive Committee today unanimously voted to select Evan McMullin as their 2016 Presidential candidate. The Independence Party of Minnesota and the McMullin campaign are working together starting today to gather the 2,000 signatures needed to appear on the ballot. Those wishing to assist the efforts should email​ . Petitions must be completed and turned in by August 23, 2016.

“What impressed us was Evan’s willingness to listen and learn about the Minnesota Independence Party and how his values of adherence tothe Constitution, personal liberty and
fundamental government reform match our own. He is deeply knowledgeable on national security matters and the threats facing our nation,” said Phil Fuehrer, Chairman of the Independence Party of Minnesota.

“It’s an honor to stand with the Independence Party of Minnesota in our fight to give Americans
a better choice for President Our national grassroots campaign has exploded in just the first 5 days of this race, and we look forward to campaigning in Minnesota very soon,” said McMullin.

For more information or comments contact Rick Wilson at or Phil Fuehrer at 651-263-4793.

August 25, 2016
For More Information Contact:
Phil Fuehrer


AUGUST 25, 2016 (SAINT PAUL, MN) – The Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office today informed the Independence Party of Minnesota that the petition the party submitted on Tuesday to place Evan McMullin on their ballot line for President has been “verified as being sufficient.” In contrast, the Republican Party failed to follow state law and, as of Thursday morning, Donald Trump had not yet been certified as a candidate.

McMullin declared his candidacy on August 8. After deliberations, the Independence Party endorsed McMullin on August 13. The party then set about organizing a petition drive to collect at least 2000 signatures. In 8.5 days the party collected, and submitted, in excess of 2450 signatures of Minnesotans looking for a common sense alternative to the candidates currently being presented.

“I am extremely proud of our team and the work of the McMullin campaign for accomplishing in just over a week what some campaigns take 3 months to do,” said Phil Fuehrer, State Chair of the Independence Party of Minnesota.

Minnesota is the 7th state that McMullin has gained ballot access in over just 2 weeks time. In addition to Minnesota he has already secured access in Utah, Iowa, Colorado, Louisiana, Idaho and Arkansas.

The party is now working to get Evan McMullin to come out to the “Great Minnesota Get Together” – the State Fair.