Presidential Candidate Evan McMullin Picks Mindy Finn as Running Mate

The long-shot independent presidential candidate has chosen his running mate.

— -- Evan McMullin, the long-shot independent presidential candidate, has chosen his running mate -- veteran political and digital strategist Mindy Finn.

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Finn explained why she wanted to join the unlikely never-Trump ticket.

In 2012, she worked for Twitter, leading their politics and advocacy sector. A Republican activist who has worked to encouraged female Republicans to run for office, she also founded the non-profit Empowered Women, a network to connect center-right and independent women.

She described seeing Republicans coming around to Trump as “pretty discouraging,” but now she is “thrilled to be on the ticket” and she is “all in for the right reasons.”

“This is how it should feel to participate in a democracy,” she said. "I’ve also been incredibly impressed by the amount of traction they have in such a short amount of time and I am thrilled to be part of continuing to build a new movement."

“The path is difficult, but not as unlikely as people think,” McMullin strategist Rick Wilson told ABC News. "This is all about giving Americans a sense they can vote for people they can be proud of and have a more affirmative version of leadership in this country.”

Wilson said if McMullin were to win in this way, Wilson said McMullin would ask for Kaine or Pence’s resignation after inauguration.“It would be the least unusual thing to happen this election cycle,” Wilson quipped.

Finn said she is ready for the heat she is going to take for taking on Trump in the party and is ready for what could be a nasty assault online especially.

“I don’t think the threat of hearing nasty things should keep people out of the public eye, you have to be tough,” she said. “I kind of have to put on my teflon armor and take it.”

It’s also possible that the placeholder name the campaign used to gain ballot access, a man named Nathan Johnson, would also be stuck on the ballot instead of Finn. Wilson said they have a legal plan to fight that and called Finn a person who can help "reshape the conservative movement in this country."

ABC News' Ryan Struyk contributed to this report.