Trump barely makes MN ballot

Story highlights

  • The Republican Party of Minnesota has not yet filed to have Donald Trump on the Minnesota ballot
  • The problem raises questions about the Trump campaign’s infrastructure; the deadline is Monday

The party had until Monday to submit the names of 10 electors and 10 alternate electors — the people who will officially cast Minnesota’s votes for president — to the Secretary of State.

“We just received the last item. We were waiting for a pledge from one of the alternate electors. The filing is complete and the Republican ticket should be listed on our site shortly,” Secretary of State spokesman Ryan Furlong said in an email Thursday afternoon.

A sample ballot produced on the Secretary of State’s website Thursday morning showed third party candidate Evan McMullin and candidates for many other parties on the ballot, including former Democratic candidate Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, now with the American Delta Party — but no Trump.

A request for comment from the Minnesota Republican Party was not immediately returned, nor was a request for comment from the Trump campaign was not immediately returned.

McMullin is mounting a third-party bid as a conservative, supported by anti-Trump Republicans.

Former Minnesota Republican operative Michael Brodkorb spotted the omission late Wednesday and detailed the problems in a series of tweets.

“Again: Process for Trump to be on MN ballot. #MNGOP didn’t officially elect alternate electors – trouble ahead? Yep.” Brodkorb tweeted early Thursday morning.

Brodkorb did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.

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