Texas Certifies McMullin as Write-In Candidate for President

The Texas secretary of state's office on Friday certified former CIA operative Evan McMullin, who is running as an independent, as a write-in candidate for the general election.

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The Texas secretary of state's office on Friday certified McMullin, who is running as an independent, as a write-in candidate for the general election. McMullin, a former chief policy director of the House Republican Conference, said on Twitter that his campaign had "resolved the misunderstanding" with the state over his application.

As part of the approval process, McMullin was required to submit written statements of consent from 38 presidential elector candidates. But one of the electors originally submitted by McMullin was deemed ineligible. He was certified after submitting a replacement elector.