Mormon Candidate Will Not Answer Question Regarding Mormon Focus of Campaign

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Monday night on CNN, Utah-based third-party candidate former CIA official and Brigham Young grad Evan McMullin deflected the question when asked if his candidacy will deprive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of a win in Utah which has roughly a 60 percent Mormon population. Partial transcript as fallows: BERMAN: Can I talk about one state which could be a microcosm of what’s going on? I hear people say Utah, that you could do particularly well in Utah. You are Mormon, you are LDS, you grew up, you know, near there. MCMULLIN: Yeah. BERMAN: If you split the votes, split the Republican vote in Utah, there are some people who suggest you could actually hand the state to Hillary Clinton. Utah’s a state that hasn’t voted, you know, Democrat in a long, long, long time. If you deprived, if all you did in this election was deprive Donald Trump Utah, would that be worth it to you? MCMULLIN: Look, Donald Trump is already losing badly to Hillary Clinton. He is a weak candidate and he’s performing that way. And he continues to get worse every day, every week with the things he says. It seems that he can’t control what he