Trump Isn’t On The Ballot In MN Yet, But Anti-Trump Indy Candidate Is

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August 25, 2016 11:28 a.m.

LATE UPDATE, August 26, 2016, 4:30 PM ET: Trump was on the ballot as of Friday afternoon.

ORIGINAL STORY:

As of Thursday morning, Minnesota residents who look up a sample of their November ballot choices can see they have the option of ticking the box for Hillary Clinton for the Democrats, Jill Stein for the Green Party, and even Evan McMullin, the independent who launched a longshot anti-Trump campaign earlier this month.

But in a glaring omission, GOP nominee Donald Trump is not on the ballot.

It appears the state GOP has waited until the eleventh hour to formally file to get Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, on the ballot. The deadline for major party candidates to file to get on the ballot is Monday. For non-major party candidates, the deadline has already passed.

As of Wednesday night, the Minnesota Republican Party had not yet filed the necessary paperwork, local news station KARE11 reported.

That news caused a bit of a freakout among pro-Trump conservatives.

The state GOP did not respond to requests for comment from TPM.

This story has been updated.

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