The Minnesota Republican Party descended into a frenzy as party officials scrambled to have Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump included on the state’s ballot Thursday morning, after learning he was not listed.
Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and a number of other third party candidates also successfully filed, including independent conservative presidential candidate Evan McMullin, who is opposing Trump.
Minnesota PR and communications guru Michael Brodkorb, a former Republican operative, sounded the alarm Wednesday night on Twitter.
In a last-second move, Minnesota GOP violated its own rules and was able to get Trump’s name was added to the Secretary of State’s list of presidential candidates, according to Twin Cities.com.
The chairman of the Minnesota Republican Party, Keith Downey, described Trump’s absence on the ballot as a “paperwork problem.”