While various Republican factions continue their finger-pointing and condemnations, the operations of Evan McMullin are perhaps the largest operation seeking to defeat the Republican presidential nominee, in 2016.
McMullin is an opportunist who is cashing in on the angst of neocon eastern establishment Republicans and the staunch Mitt Romney base, particularly in Utah.
In his recently published article, Chris Powell of the Oklahoma Libertarian party said;
"Evan McMullin is being touted as a dark horse to win the presidency. He’s not.
Utah is now a 3-way toss up state. McMullin's base has come mostly from Donald Trump's Republican party. Just a couple weeks ago, a major poll had Hillary Clinton & Trump tied at 26%, with McMullin at 22% and Gary Johnson at 14%. Since then, Johnson has dropped as low as 4% and McMullin has climbed to 29%.
A massive influx of Clinton dark money could push a "Get Out the Vote" (GOTV) effort and give the very conservative state's 6 electoral votes to the most liberal Democrat president ever.
This kind of sabotage is the work of the Rockefeller-Republican, Bill Kristol and Mitt Romney. They are encouraged by the George Bush family and other eastern establishment allies.
Meanwhile, the more conservative and 'tea party' sects are supporting Trump because they shutter at the notion of another Clinton presidency.
Utah Polling, as of October 28th
Let me quote more from Libertarian, Chris Powell;