Evan McMullin, an Independent
conservative presidential candidate, told CNN that he's received
death threats following robo-calls claiming that he's gay.
The robo-calls were being delivered to
voters in Utah, where McMullin is expected to receive about 20
percent of the vote, threatening Donald Trump's lead in the state.
McMullin is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints (the Mormons), which is based in Utah.
According to The
Daily Beast, voters in the state are receiving a robo-call
from William Johnson, a white nationalist, who warns against voting
for McMullin because he might be secretly gay.
“Hello, my name is William Johnson,”
Johnson says in the call. “I am a farmer and a white nationalist.
I make this call against Evan McMullin and in support of Donald
“Evan has two mommies,” he
continues. “His mother is a lesbian, married to another woman.
Evan is okay with that. Indeed Evan supports the Supreme Court
ruling legalizing gay marriage. Evan is over 40 years old and is not
married and doesn't even have a girlfriend. I believe Evan is a
A Trump spokesperson has condemned the
Appearing on CNN, McMullin said that he
had “received some death threats from these white supremacists …
They've attacked my family.”
“Donald Trump himself has bragged
about sexually assaulting women and attacking people for the color of
their skin and their faith. I mean, this is the Republican nominee
and none of this should surprise any of us,” McMullin