TEAM KENNEDY BALLOT ACCESS PAGE

Timeline of Ballot Access Milestones

- from campaign press releases (see below) -

July 11
CO - turned in more than 30,000 signatures on Thursday, more than double the 12,000 required
July 11
IN - county officials have certified nearly 39,000 petition signatures...more than the 36,943 required to gain ballot access
July 10
GA - submitted more than 21,000 signatures on Tuesday, more than double the 7,500 required
July 10
NY - preliminary staff findings
July 5
NM - officially on the ballot...SOS certified paperwork "in proper order"
July 5
NV (second time) - "More than 30,000 signatures were submitted on Wednesday"
July 1
NM - "turned in 11,202 signatures on Thursday, more than triple the number required"
Jun. 25
IL - "turned in more than 63,000 signatures on Monday, more than double the 25,000 required"
Jun. 21
PA - "submitted more than 9,000 signatures — nearly twice the required amount"
Jun. 18
NE - "turned in 5,023 signatures, more than two times the required amount" (also 4/9)
Jun. 17
MS - the We The People party is officially on the ballot in Mississippi (paperwork filed in January)
Jun. 14
WA - "turned in 4,181 signatures, more than four times the required amount"
Jun. 13
AK - "turned in 5,935 signatures, nearly double the required amount"
Jun. 13
TN - "turned in 1,025 signatures, nearly four times the required amount"
Jun. 7
MN - submission of 3,330 signatures
Jun. 7
FL - Division of Elections recertifies Reform Party's ballot status
Jun. 3
NV - "filed a federal challenge to the Nevada Secretary of State's reinterpretation of the state’s ballot access rules"
May 31
SC - nominated by the Alliance Party
May 28
NY - "turned in 135,519 signatures, three times the required amount"
May 24
FL - nominated by the Reform Party
May 16
campaign announces ballot access fully funded; Nicole Shanahan "provided $8 million of additional funding in April"
May 16
NJ - "collected more than three times the necessary 800 signatures in just two weeks"
May 13
TX - "turned in 245,572 signatures — twice as many as are required — to gain ballot access"
May 9
OK - "filed its statement of candidacy and electors and paid the $35,000 fee to secure ballot access"
May 8
OH - "collected all of the signatures needed to get ballot access in Ohio"
May 7
DE - "filed all the necessary documents with the state"
Apr. 29
CA - nominated by the American Independent Party
Apr. 20
HI - ruling against Hawaii Democrats' challenge
Apr. 18
MI - nominated by the Natural Law Party in Michigan
Apr. 13
IA - "convened the necessary participants at a convention in Des Moines to achieve ballot access"
Apr. 9
NE - "has collected more than 4,800 signatures in Nebraska, nearly twice as many as required"
Apr. 4
ID - "has collected more than 2,000 signatures in Idaho, twice as many as required"
Apr. 1
NC - "collected more than 23,000 signatures, including a buffer of more than 60%"
Mar. 5
NV - "has collected more than 15,000 signatures in Nevada'
Feb. 22
HI - Office of Elections confirms "collected the 862 required signatures to establish the “We The People” party"
Jan. 23
NH - "collected in just one day the full 3,000 signatures needed to get on the ballot"
Jan. 3
UT - submitted "more than double the necessary 1,000 signatures"


Note that simply submitting signatures or filing paperwork doesn't guarantee ballot access.  Signatures must be checked, and there may be several layers of paperwork.  After surveying election officials,The Washington Post found that as of June 18, Kennedy was on the ballot in 5 states with 42 electoral votes, and had not yet been certified in 11 states, while the Kennedy campaign claimed to be officially on the ballot in 9 states and to have collected enough signatures for ballot access in 14 states.  See: Meryl Kornfield.  "RFK Jr. won't meet CNN debate requirement for ballot access."  The Washington Post, June 18, 2024.

July 11, 2024

Kennedy Submits Double the Signatures Needed to Gain Ballot Access in Colorado

DENVER, CO—JULY 11, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced it has submitted the required signatures to gain ballot access in Colorado. The campaign turned in more than 30,000 signatures on Thursday, more than double the 12,000 required.
 
“The volunteers in Colorado have gone above and beyond the call of duty to get Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the ballot,” said Colorado State Director Isaac James. “They have driven hundreds of miles and dedicated countless hours to ensure he's on the ballot in each congressional district.”
 
Last week, the Kennedy campaign announced a partnership with the Libertarian Party of Colorado (LPCO) to disrupt the entrenched two-party system. Along with appearing as an Independent on the ballot in Colorado, the Kennedy campaign has welcomed the opportunity to also appear as the nominee of the LPCO and is assessing the permissibility of listing both in recognition of this historic alliance.
 
“We hope to place RFK Jr. on two ballot lines in Colorado, where in the tradition of fusion voting, Coloradans will see him running as an Independent and with support from the Libertarian Party of Colorado,” said LPCO Chair Hannah Goodman.
 
The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation has surpassed all its milestones to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access operation is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.
 
The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 29 states, totaling 390 electoral votes, 72% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.
 
The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in 9 states — California, Delaware, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Utah.
 
The campaign has submitted its signatures in 15 states — Alaska, Illinois, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and now Colorado.
 
It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in five states — Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, New Hampshire, and Nevada.
 
On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.
 
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July 11, 2024

Indiana Counties Certify Kennedy Has Enough Signatures for Ballot Access in Hoosier State

INDIANAPOLIS, IN—JULY 11, 2024—Indiana county election officials announced Tuesday they have certified nearly 39,000 petition signatures for Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., more than the 36,943 required to gain ballot access.
 
On July 1, the Kennedy campaign turned in more than 105,000 signatures to Indiana county election offices, nearly three times the number required. Dozens of volunteers fanned out from Indianapolis, submitting tens of thousands of signatures to local election officials across the state.
 
“While canvassing for signatures, 99% of the people I encountered wanted to sign the petition to get Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the ballot,” said Indiana Campaign Volunteer Dolores Lane. “Indianans are ready to end government corruption and embrace healthy people, healthy food, healthy soils — and the return of our Constitutional freedoms.”
 
The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation has surpassed all its milestones to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access operation is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.
 
The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 29 states, totaling 390 electoral votes, 72% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.
 
The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in 10 states — California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Utah.
 
The campaign has submitted its signatures in 14 states — Alaska, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Illinois, Nevada, Georgia, and now Indiana.
 
It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in 5 states — Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, and New Hampshire.
 
On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.
 

July 10, 2024

Kennedy Submits Double Signatures Needed to Gain Ballot Access in Georgia

ATLANTA, GA—JULY 10, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced it submitted the required number of signatures to gain ballot access in Georgia. The campaign submitted more than 21,000 signatures on Tuesday, more than double the 7,500 required.

“We The People of Georgia feel it's time for us to declare our independence from the two-party system,” said Georgia State Director Taujuanna Ware. “Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has what we need in a president. With him on the ballot, we’re one step closer to getting our country back on track.”

The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation has surpassed all its milestones to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access operation is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 28 states, totaling 379 electoral votes, 70% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in 10 states — California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Utah.

The campaign has submitted its signatures in 13 states — Alaska, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Illinois, Nevada, and now Georgia.

It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in 5 states — Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, and New Hampshire.

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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July 10, 2024

New York State Board of Elections Finds Kennedy Has More than Double the Valid Signatures Required for Ballot Access

ALBANY, NY—JULY 10, 2024—The New York State Board of Elections has found Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. submitted 108,680 valid signatures for ballot access in the Empire State, more than double the 45,000 that were required.

On May 28, volunteers turned in 70 volumes of signatures, more than any presidential candidate in New York history. Thousands of volunteers collected signatures across the state beginning on April 16 during the state’s six-week petitioning window, one of the shortest in the country.

The preliminary New York Board of Elections staff findings effectively guarantee Kennedy has more than enough signatures to appear on the ballot in November in New York, which has the most difficult ballot access requirements of any state.

“We are excited but not surprised by the board of elections findings,” said National Field Director Will Boothby. “The people of New York want Mr. Kennedy on the ballot. We collected more than 100,000 signatures in six weeks — twice the requirement — showing New Yorkers clearly want an independent choice this November.”

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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July 5, 2024

Kennedy Officially on Ballot in New Mexico 

SANTA FE, NM—JULY 5, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced it’s officially on the ballot in New Mexico after Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver certified the Bureau of Elections has reviewed our paperwork and determined it’s “in proper order.”
 
The announcement comes just one week after Kennedy submitted more than triple the number of signatures required to gain ballot access in New Mexico.
 
“We appreciate Secretary Oliver’s efficiency in certifying the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket in New Mexico,” said Kennedy Campaign Senior Counsel Paul Rossi. “It’s refreshing for a Secretary of State to avoid the partisan interference on display by election officials in Nevada and North Carolina.”
 
The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation has surpassed all its milestones to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access operation is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.
 
The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 27 states, totaling 363 electoral votes, 67% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.
 
The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in 10 states — California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Utah.
 
The campaign has submitted its signatures in 12 states — Alaska, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Illinois, and Nevada.
 
It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in 5 states — Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, and New Hampshire.
 
On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.
 
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July 5, 2024

Kennedy Submits Second Round of Signatures, Defeats Attempt to Block Ballot Access in Nevada

CARSON CITY, NV—JULY 5, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced it has submitted the required signatures — for the second time — to gain ballot access in Nevada after the Secretary of State made a desperate attempt in March to keep Kennedy off the ballot.
 
“The voters of Nevada have, for a second time, demonstrated their enthusiasm and determination to place Kennedy on Nevada’s general election ballot,” said Kennedy Campaign Senior Counsel Paul Rossi. “The campaign will continue to vigorously defend the rights of Nevada voters to cast their ballots for Kennedy against the continued frivolous effort by the infirmed Biden campaign to strike us from the ballot.”
 
More than 30,000 signatures were submitted on Wednesday after volunteers were forced to recollect signatures after Nevada Secretary of State, Democrat Francisco Aguilar, reinterpreted the state’s ballot access rules after the first round of petitioning had been complete.
 
In January, the Secretary of State’s office expressly approved the circulation of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s nomination petition without naming the vice president on the petition. But after the campaign collected more than 20,000 signatures, nearly 10,000 more than were required to gain ballot access in Nevada, Aguilar announced in March his office was wrong and petitions circulated without the name of a VP candidate were invalid.
 
In June, the Kennedy campaign filed a federal challenge to Aguilar’s reinterpretation of the state’s ballot access rules, challenging, on equitable estoppel grounds, the right of the Secretary of State to reject any petition page circulated in reliance of the Secretary’s instruction to circulate the nomination petition without the name of Kennedy’s vice presidential candidate recorded thereon.
 
“Nevada voters have spoken again to put Kennedy on the ballot for President in November,” said Nevada State Director Randell Hynes. “Gathering signatures for a second time gave us a unique perspective. We learned many more Nevadans knew Kennedy was running. We also had hundreds of thousands of face-to-face conversations we would not have had otherwise.”
 
The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation has surpassed all its milestones to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access operation is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.
 
The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 27 states, totaling 363 electoral votes, 67% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.
 
The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in 9 states — California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Utah.
 
The campaign has submitted its signatures in 13 states — Alaska, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Illinois, New Mexico, and now Nevada, again.
 
It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in 5 states — Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, and New Hampshire.
 
On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.
 
Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.
 
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July 1, 2024

Kennedy Submits Triple Number of Signatures Required to Gain Ballot Access in New Mexico

SANTA FE, NM—JULY 1, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced it has submitted the required signatures to gain ballot access in New Mexico. The campaign turned in 11,202 signatures on Thursday, more than triple the number required.
 
“People in the Land of Enchantment support Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for his efforts to revitalize the middle class and empower our youth,” said New Mexico State Director Aaron Diaz. “With an alternative to the two-party system, New Mexicans can now cast their ballots with confidence and hope for a promising new future.”
 
The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation has surpassed all its milestones to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access operation is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.
 
"There are rare moments in life when you’re unequivocally sure of something, and submitting those signatures was one of those moments,” said New Mexico Attorney Blair Dunn. “After watching Kennedy’s performance at The Real Debate, our confidence was cemented — he is the only hope for America.”
 
The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in eight states — California, Delaware, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Utah.
 
The campaign has submitted its signatures in 12 states — Alaska, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Illinois, and now New Mexico.
 
It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in six states — Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, New Hampshire, and Nevada.
 
The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 26 states, totaling 353 electoral votes, 66% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.
 
On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.
 
Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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June 27, 2024

Kennedy Racks Up Ballot Access, Legal Wins Despite DNC Attacks

LOS ANGELES, CA—JUNE 27, 2024—The Kennedy campaign is mounting the strongest independent challenge to the corporate-funded parties in more than 30 years. In a desperate effort to maintain their political monopoly, the DNC and its big donors are doing everything in their power to deny Americans the right to vote for Kennedy, including pouring millions into a lawfare campaign against his ballot access.

As the campaign has racked up ballot access victories and submitted two, three, and even four times the number of signatures required to qualify in each state, the Biden campaign has grown increasingly panicked and resorted to ever more frivolous and comical efforts to keep voters from choosing Kennedy.

Here’s a list of lawsuits and legal challenges filed by and against the Kennedy campaign:

Hawaii

In Hawaii, Kennedy supporters collected more than three times the signatures needed to qualify We The People in February, a new party Kennedy supporters formed. In March, the Democratic Party of Hawaii challenged We The People. Normally, petition challenges rest on claims that a party or candidate did not collect enough valid signatures. Because volunteers had turned in so many signatures, the Democratic Party was unable to challenge their signatures and attempted to challenge the party’s bylaws and leadership instead. The Hawaii Office of Elections held a hearing in April where We The People’s all-volunteer leadership faced off against the Democratic Party’s lawyers and staff and won a striking victory.

“The Hawaii Office of Elections delivered a very fair and thoughtful decision today in favor of our grassroots, We The People Hawaii,” said Kim Haine, chair of the State Central Committee of We The People. “I’m so proud of how our officers and volunteers represented Hawaii in this real-life David vs. Goliath legal challenge.”

Utah

On Dec. 7, the Kennedy campaign successfully sued Utah to move its unconstitutional ballot access deadline from Jan. 8, 2024 to March 5, 2024.

The lawsuit filed on Dec. 4 asserted that “the current deadline is the earliest deadline ever sought to be imposed on independent presidential candidates in the modern era. No federal court has ever upheld a January deadline [for independent presidential candidates].”

“In a democracy, the people are supposed to decide with their votes who gets into office, not state officials who prevent popular candidates from getting on the ballot,” said Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Idaho

On Feb. 12, the Kennedy campaign filed another successful ballot access lawsuit challenging Idaho’s unconstitutional early deadline for independent presidential candidates to qualify for Idaho’s 2024 general election ballot.

Kennedy challenged Section 34-708A of the Idaho Code mandating independent candidates file nomination petitions containing a minimum of 1,000 verified signatures with Secretary of State McGrane no later than March 15. In Anderson v. Celebrezze, the United States Supreme Court, more than 40 years ago, clearly established that a March 20 deadline imposed by Ohio for independent presidential candidates to qualify for a state ballot was unconstitutional, too early, and impairing the rights of voters to cast meaningful votes for candidates other than the two major party candidates.

Days after the Kennedy campaign filed their lawsuit, the Idaho State Legislature commenced a race to amend the statute to bring it into compliance with Supreme Court precedent. On Feb. 29, during an informal status conference, Judge Winmill informed Secretary McGrane he would extend the March 15 deadline if the state legislature failed to quickly amend the challenged law.

New York

New York is one of the most notoriously difficult states for independent ballot access in the country. It combines a high number of signatures with one of the shortest petitioning windows nationwide. It also has many unique rules opponents can use to disqualify signatures. Despite the challenges, our team collected more than 135,000 signatures in six weeks — three times the required amount.

The campaign submitted the signatures on May 28 and Democratic Party supporters challenged 109,000 of them, claimed they were permeated with fraud, and challenged Kennedy’s residence. A DNC-aligned super PAC, Clear Choice Action, also began calling petition signers and attempting to pressure them to say circulators misled them about the purpose of the petition. The DNC’s inability to challenge the sheer number of signatures we turned in has once again led them to attempt unconventional and desperate hail-mary challenges. Our attorneys are defending the signatures and we will be on the ballot in New York.

North Carolina

In swing state North Carolina, Kennedy supporters formed the We The People party. The state requires 13,757 valid signatures to qualify a party and petitioners turned in more than 23,000.

The North Carolina Democratic Party filed a letter this month urging the State Board of Elections to reject petitions from We The People party to recognize it as an official party. The Democratic Party says the party is using a loophole in the law to pretend it’s a political party when it’s a candidate campaign committee so the candidate doesn't have to collect more signatures and can avoid contribution limitations.

The DNC-aligned super PAC Clear Choice Action is also working to stop any third-party or independent candidates from gaining traction before the November election. Clear Choice Action is trying to get our petition signers to withdraw their signatures. On Wednesday, the North Carolina State Board of Elections denied certification to We The People in a straight partisan vote. The two Republicans on the Board voted to certify the party while all three Democrats voted against it.

“I must say I’m disappointed with how we have handled this issue,” Republican member Stacy Eggers said. “Because it just appears to me that this is yielding to political pressure from respective parties and political action groups to keep other candidates and other parties who are not our parties off the ballot.”

Our supporters turned in nearly twice as many signatures as we need so the Democratic Party’s efforts to disenfranchise North Carolina voters won’t succeed. Our party, We The People North Carolina, has broad precedent on its side, will fight this decision, and will win.

Indiana

Indiana requires ballot access petitions to be submitted to county clerks for verification before petitions are filed with the Secretary of State. However, Indiana fails to impose any deadline for the county clerks to validate petition signatures. This permits county clerks the unilateral authority to prevent otherwise valid ballot access petition signatures from being filed with the Secretary of State by simply failing to validate petition signatures in time.

This signature validation scheme imposes a severe burden on the collection and timely filing of ballot access petition signatures which are afforded the highest level of protection under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. Indiana has no state interest in failing to impose a deadline on county clerks to ensure ballot access petition signatures are verified in time and filed with and counted by the Secretary of State.

Nevada

The Kennedy campaign is challenging the Nevada Secretary of State’s change in position as to its interpretation of conflicting statutory ballot access requirements. Nevada statute prohibits the naming of more than one candidate on a nominating petition. In January, the Nevada Secretary of State expressly instructed to not name a vice presidential candidate on the Nevada nomination petition and then, in exercise of the statutory requirement to file a nomination paper with the Secretary of State before circulation, the Nevada Secretary of State expressly instructed the campaign we could circulate the nomination petition which was filed and did not name Kennedy’s vice presidential candidate.

In March, after the campaign had completed the collection of more than 20,000 petition signatures in Nevada, the Secretary of State announced a change of position and now requires the naming of a vice presidential candidate on nominating petitions.

We are challenging, on equitable estoppel grounds, the right of the Secretary of State to reject any petition page circulated in reliance of the secretary’s instruction to circulate the nomination petition without the name of Kennedy’s vice presidential candidate recorded thereon. We also challenge, on equal protection grounds, the requirement for independent and third-party presidential candidates to name their vice presidential candidate as a condition precedent to being able to lawfully circulate nomination petitions in Nevada. 

Pennsylvania

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania established a 5,000 signature requirement for ballot access for Libertarian, Green, and Constitution Party presidential candidates as a remedy to litigation, which established the impact of a high signature requirement for ballot access coupled with Pennsylvania’s private challenge process for nomination papers imposed a severe burden on core political speech. Pennsylvania was given the option of a 5,000 signature requirement or an abandonment of the private challenge process to nomination papers. Pennsylvania chose to keep the private challenge process and accept the 5,000 signature total for ballot access.

While the Secretary of the Commonwealth has extended the 5,000 signature requirement for all independent and third-party presidential candidates, that decision is subject to challenge in state courts because the terms of the federal injunction is limited to the Libertarian, Green, and Constitutional party candidates. Accordingly, to stave off a state court challenge to the 5,000 signature requirement for ballot access for Kennedy, we have filed an action in federal court alleging the limited injunctive relief afforded to the Libertarian, Green, and Constitution parties violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as applied to Kennedy.

We also challenged the requirement for independent presidential candidates to name their slate of presidential electors before they may collect ballot access petitions on nomination papers when the Democratic and Republican party presidential nominees do not need to name their presidential electors until after their national nominating conventions. The Equal Protection Clause demands that independent and third-party presidential candidates be afforded the same amount of time to select their presidential electors as the GOP and Democratic parties.

New Jersey

In New Jersey, a Democrat filed a frivolous lawsuit alleging Kennedy violated the state’s sore loser laws by running as a Democrat before declaring his independent run. The lawsuit has no merit because Kennedy never filed as a Democratic candidate in New Jersey or any state. He announced his independent candidacy before submitting any state filings and has submitted all of them as an independent.

The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation has surpassed all its milestones to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access operation is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.


The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in eight states — California, Delaware, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Utah.

The campaign has submitted its signatures in 11 states — Alaska, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Illinois.

It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in six states — Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, New Hampshire, and Nevada. 

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 25 states, totaling 348 electoral votes, 65% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

 

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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June 25, 2024

Kennedy Submits Double the Necessary Signatures to Gain Ballot Access in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL—JUNE 25, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced it has submitted the signatures to gain ballot access in Illinois. The campaign turned in more than 63,000 signatures on Monday, more than double the 25,000 required.

"RFK Jr. serves as a symbol of hope for Americans,” said Illinois State Director George Kemper. “As a veteran, father, and husband, I strive to build a better tomorrow for future generations. As President, I know Mr. Kennedy will lead by example and secure a prosperous future for all Americans.”

The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation has surpassed all its milestones to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access operation is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.

“We need an independent, brave voice talking about real issues impacting Americans,” said Illinois Volunteer Leader Robert Lytle. “Volunteers across the state worked hard to get RFK Jr. on the ballot to offer voters another option to the two-party duopoly."

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in eight states — California, Delaware, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Utah.

The campaign has submitted its signatures in 11 states — Alaska, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and now Illinois.

It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in six states — Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, New Hampshire, and Nevada.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 25 states, totaling 348 electoral votes, 65% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

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June 21, 2024

Kennedy Submits Signatures to Gain Ballot Access in Swing State Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, PA—JUNE 21, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced it has submitted more than 9,000 signatures — nearly twice the required amount — to gain ballot access in Pennsylvania. The Keystone State is one of the most highly contested swing states in the presidential election, having gone to President Biden by just 1.3% in 2020.

“We now have a candidate we can vote for who truly cares about us,” said Northeast Regional Director Jon Raso. “Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will give Pennsylvanians the government accountability they deserve.”

Pennsylvania allows for multiple signature turn-ins and volunteers plan to continue to submit more signatures in the coming days.

The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation has surpassed all its milestones to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access operation is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in eight states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Texas, and South Carolina.

It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in 15 other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Minnesota, Tennessee, Alaska, Washington, and now Pennsylvania.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 23 states, totaling 323 electoral votes, 60% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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June 18, 2024 [see also Apr. 9, 2024 release on NE]

Kennedy Submits Signatures to Gain Ballot Access in Nebraska

LINCOLN, NE—JUNE 18, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced it has submitted the required signatures to gain ballot access in Nebraska. The campaign turned in 5,023 signatures, more than two times the required amount.

"Today is a historic day as we submit paperwork to get Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the ballot in the Cornhusker State,” said Midwest Regional Director Lane Koch. “It’s been a privilege to work with our dedicated volunteers to ensure voters have an independent option at the ballot box this November.”

The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation has surpassed all its milestones to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access operation is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in nine states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Texas, South Carolina, and Mississippi.

It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in 14 other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Idaho, Iowa, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Minnesota, Tennessee, Alaska, Washington, and now Nebraska.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 23 states, totaling 310 electoral votes, 58% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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June 17, 2024

We The People Party Gains Ballot Access in Mississippi, Will Nominate Kennedy

JACKSON, MS—JUNE 17, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced the We The People party is officially on the ballot in Mississippi. The party will nominate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for president and Nicole Shanahan for vice president later this month.

“We look forward to nominating Kennedy and helping get him elected him as the next President of the United States,” said We The People Mississippi Chair Melisha Dooley. “We need a leader who will protect what matters most — our children. He’s the breath of fresh air that Mississippi desperately needs.”

In January, Kennedy supporters filed the necessary paperwork to form the new political party in Mississippi.

“I’m a patriotic soul who has grown frustrated with the political system and our limited options for president,” said Mississippi State Director Leon Giafaglione. “This is the first election year I considered not voting, but then I discovered Mr. Kennedy and firmly believe he’s our last chance to save this great country and regain the world’s respect.”

The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation has surpassed all its milestones to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access operation is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in nine states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Texas, South Carolina, and now Mississippi.

It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in 14 other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Minnesota, Tennessee, Alaska, and Washington.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 23 states, totaling 310 electoral votes, 58% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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June 14, 2024

Kennedy Submits Signatures to Gain Ballot Access in Washington

OLYMPIA, WA—JUNE 14, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced it has submitted the required signatures to gain ballot access in Washington state. The campaign turned in 4,181 signatures, more than four times the required amount. 

“The amazing volunteers who helped collect signatures throughout the state were grateful to be a part of the ballot petition process in Washington,” said Washington State Regional Coordinator Bonnie Gerber. "We look forward to helping get Mr. Kennedy elected as president so he can bring back the American dream and inspire better human and environmental health for generations to come.”

The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation has surpassed all its milestones to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access operation is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in eight states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Texas, and South Carolina.

It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in 14 other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Minnesota, Tennessee, Alaska, and now Washington.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 22 states, totaling 304 electoral votes, 57% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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June 13, 2024

Kennedy Submits Signatures to Gain Ballot Access in Alaska

JUNEAU, AK—JUNE 13, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced it has submitted the required signatures to gain ballot access in Alaska. The team turned in 5,935 signatures, nearly double the required amount. Alaska is one of two states that will use ranked-choice voting in the presidential election in November, which eliminates the spoiler effect and frees Alaskans to vote for their top candidate over the lesser of two evils.

“This petition submission is thanks to the extraordinary grassroots effort of more than 50 volunteers and businesses that served as signature sites,” said Alaska State Campaign Chair Megs Testarmata. “Our effort spanned the far reaches of this enormous state from Ketchikan in the south to Barrow on the Arctic Ocean and many large and smaller communities in between. I am thrilled to be a part of history by ensuring Alaskans have an independent option this November.”

The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation has surpassed all its milestones to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access operation is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in eight states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Texas, and South Carolina.

It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in 13 other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Minnesota, Tennessee, and now Alaska.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 21 states, totaling 292 electoral votes, 54% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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June 13, 2024

Kennedy Submits Signatures to Gain Ballot Access in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN—JUNE 13, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced it has submitted the required signatures to gain ballot access in Tennessee. The team turned in 1,025 signatures, nearly four times the required amount.

“I am beyond grateful to be part of history today in Nashville, Tennessee,” said Tennessee Volunteer Lead Tommy Aceto. “Ensuring Mr. Kennedy gets on every state's ballot is important to me because I believe in the concept of freedom, which I fought for and many of my brothers died for.”

“As an advocate for veterans with mental health issues, I believe it’s vital our service members, first responders, and medical care providers have access to the best care to heal the invisible wounds of service and war. If you believe in liberty, Kennedy is the remedy.”

The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation has surpassed all its milestones to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access operation is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in eight states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Texas, and South Carolina.

It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in 13 other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Minnesota, and now Tennessee.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 20 states, totaling 289 electoral votes, 54% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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June 7, 2024

Kennedy Ballot Access Exceeds 270 Electoral Votes After Campaign Submits Minnesota Signatures

ST. PAUL, MN—JUNE 7, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced it has submitted the required signatures to gain ballot access in Minnesota and surpassed eligibility for 270 electoral votes — a momentous milestone for the campaign.

“This is a tremendous victory for the campaign and the thousands of volunteers nationwide who have hit the streets with clipboards in hand and canvassed America to put ‘Bobby on the Ballot,’” said Senior Advisor and Ballot Access Director Nick Brana. “Come November, for the first time in decades, everyone across the country will have an independent choice who will end the wars, break up the corporate state, and make life affordable.”

Today, volunteers traveled from across the state to St. Paul to celebrate the submission of 3,330 signatures to get Kennedy on the ballot in Minnesota.

“Our volunteers — led by Mark Frascone and Dr. Drew Dietle — worked hard these past few weeks to ensure the North Star State has an independent option in November,” said Minnesota Volunteer Coordinator Shauna Miller.

The number of electoral votes required to win the presidency is 270. The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation has surpassed all its milestones to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket will be on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access operation is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in nine states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Texas, South Carolina, and Florida.

It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in 10 other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and now Minnesota.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 19 states, totaling 278 electoral votes, 52% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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June 7, 2024

Kennedy Gains Ballot Access in Florida With Reform Party

TALLAHASSEE, FL—JUNE 7, 2024—The Reform Party today received notice that the Florida Division of Elections has recertified its party status giving Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. ballot access in the Sunshine State.

“We’re thrilled to give Floridians an independent option this November,” said Reform Party of Florida Chair Jenniffer Desatoff. “We've been eagerly waiting to collaborate with the Kennedy Campaign here in Florida and make history together.”

Two weeks ago, the National Committee of the Reform Party voted to nominate Kennedy, granting him ballot access in Florida and providing major fundraising advantages.

Currently, individuals can donate a maximum of $6,600 to the campaign. With the Reform Party nomination, the party will be able to raise an additional $41,300 from individual donors and spend it in coordination with the campaign to support Kennedy. The party contribution limit is more than six times the campaign contribution limit, supercharging Kennedy’s fundraising.

The Reform Party was founded in 1996 by supporters of Ross Perot, the most successful independent candidate in the last century before Kennedy’s run. The party’s rules call for it to nominate a presidential candidate, who then picks their vice-presidential candidate. Kennedy accepted the Reform Party nomination and chose Nicole Shanahan as his running mate.

The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation will ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access operation is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in nine states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Texas, South Carolina, and now Florida.

It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in nine other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, New Jersey, and New York.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 18 states, totaling 268 electoral votes, 49% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide. Florida adds 30 electoral votes.

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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June 3, 2024

Kennedy Sues Nevada Over Attempt to Invalidate Ballot Access Signatures

CARSON CITY, NEVADA—JUNE 3, 2024—The Kennedy campaign Friday filed a federal challenge to the Nevada Secretary of State's reinterpretation of the state’s ballot access rules.

In January, in exercise of statutory authority, the Secretary expressly approved the circulation of Kennedy's nomination petition without the name of Kennedy's vice-presidential running mate. After RFK Jr. collected all the signatures necessary to secure ballot access in Nevada, the Secretary announced in March that his office was wrong and petitions circulated without the name of a vice-presidential candidate were invalid.

"This is a clear case for the federal court to apply the doctrine of equitable estoppel to prohibit the Secretary of State from changing his mind after providing binding statutory instruction upon which the campaign properly relied to our detriment,” said Kennedy Campaign Senior Counsel Paul Rossi.

“The court must prohibit what was either rank incompetence or partisan political gamesmanship by the Secretary from invalidating petition signatures afforded the highest First Amendment protection by the United States Supreme Court."

The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation will ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access operation is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in eight states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Texas, and South Carolina.

It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in nine other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, New Jersey, and New York.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 17 states, totaling 238 electoral votes, 44% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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May 31, 2024

Kennedy Gains Ballot Access in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC—MAY 31, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced it has gained ballot access in South Carolina. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was nominated for president and Nicole Shanahan was nominated for vice president by the Alliance Party.

“I proudly accept the Alliance Party’s nomination for president of the United States,” said Kennedy. “Their leadership and members have demonstrated an inspiring commitment to values that revitalize our representative democracy.”

The Alliance Party has filed all necessary documents with the state, putting the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket on the ballot in South Carolina this fall.

“After thoroughly reviewing Presidents Biden and Trump’s past performance in office, their platforms, and their extremely narrow, ultra-partisan view of how democracy should be allowed to work to benefit all Americans, we believe Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to be the only logical choice for president,” said Jim Rex, former South Carolina State Superintendent of Education and national chair emeritus of the Alliance Party.

The campaign’s aggressive ballot access plan will ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access plan is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in eight states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Texas, and now South Carolina.

It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in nine other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, New Jersey, and New York.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 17 states, totaling 238 electoral votes, 44% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.

To date, the campaign has submitted the necessary signatures to the respective Secretary of State offices or achieved party ballot access in 10 states — California, Delaware, Hawaii, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah — adding up to 180 electoral votes, which increases weekly.

On Tuesday, the campaign filed a Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint alleging CNN, President Biden, President Trump, and their campaigns engaged in flagrant violations of FEC debate laws. The complaint establishes that because CNN is illegally demanding Kennedy meet different criteria to participate than Presidents Biden and Trump, its debate is a large prohibited corporate contribution to their campaigns.

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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May 28, 2024

Kennedy Campaign Turns in 135,519 Signatures in Historic Ballot Access Victory in New York

NEW YORK, NY—MAY 28, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced it turned in 135,519 signatures, three times the required amount, to gain ballot access in New York — more signatures than any presidential candidate has ever submitted in the state. Dozens of volunteers carried more than 70 volumes of signatures into the New York State Board of Elections office in Albany this morning.

“The scale of this grassroots effort has been monumental and proves the strength of our ground game in a way many claimed was impossible,” said Will Boothby, Kennedy campaign northeast regional field director. “In six weeks, the campaign has held two rallies, a college bus tour, and hundreds of local events. More than 900 volunteers representing all 63 counties stepped up for this historic effort.”

“The State of New York has stacked the deck against independent candidates in every way possible, combining the worst aspects of ballot access restrictions into one amalgamation designed to stop any candidate from achieving what we have achieved today.”

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New York utilizes the following stringent rules: a byzantine set of rules for the final processed documents; congressional district requirements for signatures that must be proven to be met before submission; requiring manual validation of all signatures; confusing tests of residency, forcing signers to put downtowns as opposed to the postally accepted hamlets; one of the shortest petitioning windows in the nation allowing only six weeks for collection; and one of the highest number of signatures required in the nation.

In spite of this, the Kennedy campaign has made history in the state that once elected Robert F. Kennedy as their U.S. Senator and where Robert F. Kennedy Jr. began his environmental career by spearheading the project to clean up the Hudson River from corporate polluters.

“This accomplishment is a testament to the strength of our movement,” said Emma Diment, Kennedy campaign field digital director. “We’ve talked with hundreds of thousands of New York voters who are thrilled to have a third option this November.”

The campaign’s aggressive ballot access plan will ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access plan is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in seven states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii, and Texas. It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in nine other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, New Jersey, and now New York.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 16 states, totaling 229 electoral votes, 43% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.

“Getting ‘Bobby on the Ballot’ in my home state is one of the greatest achievements of my life,” said New York volunteer Tammi Palmeri. “I understand what’s at stake for our country and I’m grateful there’s a candidate I can believe in.”

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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May 24, 2024

Kennedy Receives Reform Party Nomination Granting Ballot Access in Florida and Major Fundraising Advantages

TALLAHASSEE, FL—MAY 24, 2024—Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. was nominated Thursday for President of the United States by the Reform Party. The national committee of the Reform Party met last night and voted to nominate Kennedy, granting him ballot access in Florida and providing a major fundraising advantage.

"The driving potential in this marriage is principles,” said Reform Party Chairman Nick Hensley. “Even though Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and the Reform Party do not agree on every issue, both the Reform Party and RFK Jr. agree on listening to the opposition, debating facts, and understanding that you can't discount a solution just because it came from your political rivals. True leaders will listen to those around them, and forge consensus, regardless of political affiliation.”

Currently, individuals can donate a maximum of $6,600 to the campaign. With the Reform Party nomination, the party will be able to raise an additional $41,300 from individual donors and spend it in coordination with the campaign to support Kennedy. The party contribution limit is more than six times the campaign contribution limit, supercharging Kennedy’s fundraising.

“Much gratitude to the Reform Party for its nomination offering me ballot access in Florida,” said Kennedy. “I couldn’t resonate more with the Reform Party’s motto, ‘It’s time to put people first.’ I am grateful to accept the nomination, grow the independent movement, and take our shared principles all the way to the White House.”

The Reform Party was founded in 1996 by supporters of Ross Perot, the most successful independent candidate in the last century before Kennedy’s run. The party’s rules call for it to nominate a presidential candidate, who then picks their vice-presidential candidate. Kennedy accepted the Reform Party nomination and chose Nicole Shanahan as his running mate. The party refiled its Florida state party paperwork this week to run Kennedy.

The Kennedy campaign has launched a robust ballot access plan to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access plan is fully funded costing more than $15 million.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in seven states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii, and Texas. It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in eight other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, and New Jersey.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 15 states, totaling 201 electoral votes, 37% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide. Florida will add another 30 electoral votes.

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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Team Kennedy
May 16, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS CONTACT: Stefanie Spear

Kennedy Campaign Ballot Access Fully Funded

NASHVILLE, TN—MAY 16, 2024—Today, the Kennedy campaign announced it has secured its funding to fulfill ballot access in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Vice Presidential Candidate Nicole Shanahan provided $8 million of additional funding in April to ensure Americans get a third option at the ballot box this fall.

“This isn’t just about funding our own campaign,” said Shanahan. “We want to liberate presidential elections from the grip of the existing two-party duopoly, and revitalize American democracy.”

“Nobody thinks the Democrat-Republican domination of our system is a good thing. Since their candidates are so unpopular, this year is the perfect time to challenge it.”

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in six states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, and Texas. The campaign has collected enough signatures for ballot access in eight other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, Hawaii, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, and Ohio.

The campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 14 states, totaling 187 electoral votes, 35% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide. The campaign will be announcing one to three new states per week.

“The expense of ballot access — in both time and treasure — is one of the establishment’s most powerful cudgels against independent political thought,” said Campaign Manager Amaryllis Kennedy. “Americans demand and deserve an alternative to the broken status quo. We are thrilled to put these funds to work crossing the finish line in all 50 states plus DC.”

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.


May 16, 2024

Kennedy Collects Signatures Needed to Gain Ballot Access in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ—MAY 16, 2024—Today, the Kennedy campaign announced it has collected all of the signatures needed to get ballot access in New Jersey. Volunteers collected more than three times the necessary 800 signatures in just two weeks.

“Putting Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the ballot in New Jersey marks yet another milestone in the state’s long history of defending our nation’s constitutional rights,” said Joe Amoroso, national field relations coordinator and petitioning lead in New Jersey. “Voters deserve a better alternative to the two-party system. We are honored to have helped give New Jerseyans a choice.”

The Kennedy campaign has launched a robust ballot access plan to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in seven states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii, and Texas. It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in eight other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, and now New Jersey.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 15 states, totaling 201 electoral votes, 37% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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May 13, 2024

Kennedy, Shanahan Turn in 245,572 Signatures in Historic Ballot Access Victory in Texas

AUSTIN, TX—MAY 13, 2024—Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Vice Presidential Candidate Nicole Shanahan today visited the Texas Secretary of State’s office and turned in 245,572 signatures — twice as many as are required — to gain ballot access in Texas.

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“Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s strength, character, and selfless dedication to defend and protect our democracy is a beacon of hope for all Americans,” said Texas State Director Kim Limberg. “Lone Star State volunteers echo this sentiment and believe RFK Jr. is the best person to lead this country.”

By collecting nearly a quarter of a million signatures in just two months, the campaign has shown it can overcome the most difficult ballot access requirement in the country.

Kennedy is the first independent presidential candidate to make the Texas ballot in more than two decades since Pat Buchanan’s presidential run in 2000. The signature requirement then was just over 56,000, now it’s 113,151.

“RFK Jr. has drawn a line in the sand reminiscent of the determination of our Texas forebears,” said National Field Director Andy Griffith. “It’s time Texans declare independence from the limitations of partisan politics and vote for new leadership.”

The Kennedy campaign has launched a robust ballot access plan to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in six states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, and now Texas. The campaign has collected enough signatures for ballot access in eight other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, Hawaii, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, and Ohio.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 14 states, totaling 187 electoral votes, 35% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.

Later today, Kennedy and Shanahan will host a voter rally at Austin’s Brazos Hall to celebrate this ballot access victory.

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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May 9, 2024

Kennedy Officially on Ballot in Oklahoma

LINCOLN, NE—MAY 9, 2024—Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced today he is officially on the ballot in Oklahoma. The campaign filed its statement of candidacy and electors and paid the $35,000 fee to secure ballot access.

“I have lived in Oklahoma all my life,” said Kenyon Morgan, Kennedy campaign elector and volunteer. “I know the people of Oklahoma will welcome the opportunity to have an independent choice this fall. People are looking for a leader who will heal the divide, protect our constitutional rights, end the chronic disease epidemic, and restore the middle class.”

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected all the signatures needed for ballot access in 13 states, totaling 148 electoral votes, 28% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.

“Today, RFK Jr. was placed on the ballot in my home state of Oklahoma,” said campaign volunteer Tami Mitchell. “For me, it sparked a fire. This gives so many of us hope that the next president will be a voice for the people of our great country.”

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in five states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, and now Oklahoma. The campaign has collected enough signatures for ballot access in eight other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, Hawaii, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, and Ohio.

The Kennedy campaign has launched a robust ballot access plan to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

“We have the field teams, volunteers, legal teams, paid circulators, supporters, and strategists ready to get the job done,” said Stefanie Spear, campaign press secretary. “We are exceeding all our ballot access benchmarks and will announce new states each week.”

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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May 8, 2024

Kennedy Collects Signatures Needed to Gain Ballot Access in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH—MAY 8, 2024—Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced today the campaign has collected all of the signatures needed to get ballot access in Ohio.

“Since the launch of petitioning in Ohio, volunteers have eagerly stepped up to support the Kennedy campaign,” said Midwest Regional Director Lane Koch. “We are delighted to be able to make this announcement more than one month ahead of schedule thanks to our hard-working volunteers.”

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in four states — Utah, Michigan, California, and Delaware. The campaign has collected enough signatures for ballot access in eight other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, Hawaii, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, and now Ohio.

The campaign has now collected all of the signatures required in states totaling 141 electoral votes, 26% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.

The Kennedy campaign has launched a robust ballot access plan to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

“We have the field teams, volunteers, legal teams, paid circulators, supporters, and strategists ready to get the job done,” said Stefanie Spear, campaign press secretary. “We are exceeding all our ballot access benchmarks and will announce new states each week.”

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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May 7, 2024

Kennedy Gains Ballot Access in Delaware

DOVER, DE—MAY 7, 2024—The Kennedy campaign announced today that it has gained ballot access in Delaware. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was nominated for president and Nicole Shanahan was nominated for vice president by the Independent Party of Delaware.

The party has filed all necessary documents with the state, putting the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket on the ballot in Delaware this fall.

“Today, we offer the voters of Delaware a clear national alternative to polarized two-party politics as usual,” said Independent Party of Delaware Secretary-General Wolf von Baumgart. “Special interest-controlled politics has failed the people and it’s high time for a constructive, independent problem-solving alternative.”

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in four states — Utah, Michigan, California, and now Delaware. The campaign has collected enough signatures for ballot access in seven other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, Hawaii, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, and Iowa.

The Kennedy campaign has launched a robust ballot access plan to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

“We have the field teams, volunteers, legal teams, paid circulators, supporters, and strategists ready to get the job done,” said Stefanie Spear, campaign press secretary. “We are exceeding all our ballot access benchmarks and will announce new states each week.”

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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April 29, 2024

Kennedy-Shanahan on California Ballot

LOS ANGELES, CA—APRIL 29, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in California, the largest of the electoral college giants.

The American Independent Party of California officially nominated Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Vice Presidential Candidate Nicole Shanahan this weekend and filed paperwork with the California Secretary of State today.

Watch this video for the complete story.

The Kennedy campaign has launched a robust ballot access plan to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in Utah and Michigan. The campaign has collected enough signatures for ballot access in seven additional states including New Hampshire, Nevada, Hawaii, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, and Iowa.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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April 20, 2024

Kennedy Campaign Wins First DNC Ballot Access Challenge, We The People Party Officially on Ballot in Hawaii

HONOLULU, HI—APRIL 20, 2024—Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s new political party, We The People, will officially appear on Hawaii’s general election ballot following a Friday ruling that blocked an effort by Hawaii Democrats to disqualify his ballot access. The ruling marks a campaign victory in the DNC’s first attempt to remove the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket from the ballot in a state.

“Friday’s ruling is another legal victory for the Kennedy campaign,” said Kennedy campaign Senior Ballot Access Attorney Paul Rossi. “Our all-volunteer leadership in Hawaii defeated the Democratic Party’s staff and legal team. Yesterday we proved the DNC is not invincible. We can defeat their challenges and win this election.”

The ruling, issued by hearings officer Aaron Schulaner, said an objection filed by the Democratic Party of Hawaii “did not meet its burden of proof in this case” and that We The People party can appear on Hawaii’s ballot in November. In February, the campaign announced supporters had collected more than three times the required 862 signatures to establish the “We The People” in Hawaii.

“The Hawaii Office of Elections delivered a very fair and thoughtful decision today in favor of our grassroots, We The People Hawaii,” said Kim Haine, chair of the State Central Committee of We The People. “I’m so proud of how our officers and volunteers represented Hawaii in this real-life David vs. Goliath legal challenge.”

This is the campaign’s third legal victory. In December, the campaign secured a ballot access victory when Lt. Governor Henderson agreed to move Utah’s unconstitutional ballot access deadline from January 8 to March 5. In March, the campaign won a lawsuit in Idaho to knock back another unconstitutional signature deadline.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in two states — Utah and Michigan — and has collected enough signatures for ballot access in seven more states — New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Hawaii, and Iowa.

The campaign gained ballot access in the battleground state of Michigan earlier this week after being nominated by the Natural Law Party in Michigan.

The Kennedy campaign has launched a robust ballot access plan to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

“We have the field teams, volunteers, legal teams, paid circulators, supporters, and strategists ready to get the job done,” said Stefanie Spear, campaign press secretary. “We are exceeding all our benchmarks and will announce new states each week.”

Last month, Kennedy welcomed attorney and tech entrepreneur Nicole Shanahan to the campaign as his vice presidential running mate at a packed rally in Oakland, California. Millions watched on TV and social media as Kennedy and Shanahan pledged to restore the middle class, end the chronic disease epidemic, unwind the war machine, and unravel the corporate capture of our government agencies.

Kennedy’s surging support across the country has made the election a three-way race. A recent Quinnipiac poll shows him leading Presidents Biden and Trump nationwide among voters under 35. An NBC poll shows 34% of people saying they could see themselves supporting RFK Jr. Another Quinnipiac Poll discussed on CNN shows Kennedy in a three-way tie with Presidents Biden and Trump among Latinos.

Kennedy leads Presidents Biden and Trump among independents. Independents continue to constitute the largest political bloc in the U.S., with an average of 43% of U.S. adults. In contrast, 27% of U.S. adults identify as Republicans and 27% of U.S. adults identify as Democrats.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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April 18, 2024

Kennedy Gains Ballot Access in Battleground State of Michigan

LANSING, MI—APRIL 18, 2024—Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. today announced the campaign has gained ballot access in Michigan. Kennedy was nominated for president and Nicole Shanahan was nominated for vice president by the Natural Law Party in Michigan.

The party has filed all necessary documents with the state, putting the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket on the ballot in Michigan this fall.

“He’s the most qualified candidate in the modern-day history of America,” said Natural Law Party Chairman Doug Dern. “We welcome Mr. Kennedy and Ms. Shanahan to the party.”

Michigan is proving to be one of the closest swing states of the 2024 presidential election. A Times/Siena poll of six key battlegrounds placed Kennedy at 26% in Michigan, within single digits of the lead. Michigan is where the DNC put up its first attack ads against Kennedy in February, with a series of defamatory billboards.

“Kennedy is good for Michigan,” said Western Michigan Regional Coordinator Bill Costantino. “As an environmental champion for more than 40 years, Kennedy will work to restore our Great Lakes region, which holds 20% of the world's freshwater. He will ensure a thriving fishing economy and ecosystem for commercial fishermen and individual anglers.”

Kennedy will celebrate his ballot access win on Sunday, April 21 when he is hosting “A Night of Laughter” comedy show at the Royal Oak Theatre near Detroit, Michigan.

Kennedy is already on the ballot in Utah and has collected all the necessary signatures to be on the ballot in New Hampshire, Nevada, Hawaii, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, and Iowa.

The Kennedy campaign has launched a robust ballot access plan to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

“We have the field teams, volunteers, legal teams, paid circulators, supporters, and strategists ready to get the job done,” said Stefanie Spear, campaign press secretary. “We are exceeding all our benchmarks and will announce new states each week.”

Last month, Kennedy welcomed attorney and tech entrepreneur Nicole Shanahan to the campaign as his vice presidential running mate at a packed rally in Oakland, California. Millions watched on TV and social media as Kennedy and Shanahan pledged to restore the middle class, end the chronic disease epidemic, unwind the war machine, and unravel the corporate capture of our government agencies.

Kennedy’s surging support across the country has made the election a three-way race. A recent Quinnipiac poll shows him leading Presidents Biden and Trump nationwide among voters under 35. An NBC poll shows 34% of people saying they could see themselves supporting RFK Jr. Another Quinnipiac Poll discussed on CNN shows Kennedy in a three-way tie with Presidents Biden and Trump among Latinos.

Kennedy leads Presidents Biden and Trump among independents. Independents continue to constitute the largest political bloc in the U.S., with an average of 43% of U.S. adults. In contrast, 27% of U.S. adults identify as Republicans and 27% of U.S. adults identify as Democrats.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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April 13, 2024

Kennedy Gets Ballot Access in Iowa in One Day at State Convention

DES MOINES, IA—APRIL 13, 2024—Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. today announced the campaign convened the necessary participants at a convention in Des Moines to achieve ballot access in Iowa.

On Saturday, April 13, nearly 1,000 people came to the Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, Iowa, in support of putting “Bobby on the Ballot.” Iowa offers a special way to achieve ballot access in one day by having 500 eligible voters in the state attend an assembly and sign a form attesting they were present at the event. The campaign today succeeded in getting more than 650 eligible Iowa voters to sign the assembly form.

“Thank you Iowa for showing up and getting me on the ballot in your state,” said Kennedy. “What an incredible day. I love your passion and commitment for reviving the American dream and restoring democracy to our great land.”

Kennedy gave a resounding speech highlighting his platform to restore the middle class, unravel corporate capture of our government agencies, unwind the war machine, end the chronic disease epidemic, reduce the national debt, make homes affordable again, and protect our constitutional rights.

The Kennedy campaign has launched a robust ballot access plan to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Kennedy is already on the ballot in Utah and has collected all the necessary signatures to be on the ballot in New Hampshire, Nevada, Hawaii, North Carolina, Idaho, and Nebraska.

“We have the field teams, volunteers, legal teams, paid circulators, supporters, and strategists ready to get the job done,” said Stefanie Spear, Kennedy campaign press secretary. “We are exceeding all our benchmarks and will be announcing new states each week.”

Last month as millions watched on TV and social media, Kennedy welcomed attorney and tech entrepreneur Nicole Shanahan as his vice presidential running mate at a packed rally in Oakland, California.

Kennedy’s surging support across the country has made the election a three-way race. A recent Quinnipiac poll shows him leading Presidents Biden and Trump nationwide among voters under 35. An NBC poll shows 34% of people saying they could see themselves supporting RFK Jr.

Kennedy leads Presidents Biden and Trump in popularity and among independents. Independents continue to constitute the largest political bloc in the U.S., with an average of 43% of U.S. adults. In contrast, 27% of U.S. adults identify as Republicans and 27% as Democrats.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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April 9, 2024

Kennedy Collects Needed Signatures to Gain Ballot Access in Nebraska

LINCOLN, NE—APRIL 9, 2024—Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. today announced the campaign has collected the necessary signatures to put “Bobby on the Ballot” in Nebraska. The campaign has collected more than 4,800 signatures in Nebraska, nearly twice as many as required.

Kennedy is already on the ballot in Utah and has collected all the necessary signatures to be on the ballot in New Hampshire, Nevada, Hawaii, North Carolina, Idaho, and now Nebraska.

The Kennedy campaign has launched a robust ballot access plan to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The campaign was already actively collecting signatures in 16 states before announcing a vice president. After the announcement, 19 additional states opened for petitioning.

“We have the field teams, volunteers, legal teams, paid circulators, supporters, and strategists ready to get the job done,” said Stefanie Spear, campaign press secretary.

Last month, Kennedy welcomed attorney and tech entrepreneur Nicole Shanahan to the campaign as his vice presidential running mate at a packed rally in Oakland, California. Millions watched on TV and social media as Kennedy and Shanahan pledged to restore the middle class, end the chronic disease epidemic, unwind the war machine, and unravel the corporate capture of our government agencies.

Kennedy’s surging support across the country has made the election a three-way race. A recent Quinnipiac poll shows him leading Presidents Biden and Trump nationwide among voters under 35. An NBC poll shows 34% of people saying they could see themselves supporting RFK Jr. Another Quinnipiac Poll discussed on CNN shows Kennedy in a three-way tie with Presidents Biden and Trump among Latinos.

Kennedy leads Presidents Biden and Trump among independents. Independents continue to constitute the largest political bloc in the U.S., with an average of 43% of U.S. adults. In contrast, 27% of U.S. adults identify as Republicans and 27% of U.S. adults identify as Democrats.

Last year, Kennedy returned to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States, and declared his independence from the “bankrupt two-party system.” He did so with the National Constitution Center behind him and the words “We The People” etched into the building by his side.

“We The people” are the first three words of the U.S. Constitution. These words symbolize that our government draws its power from the people that it was created to serve.

On Oct. 9, Kennedy said, “Like the Founding Fathers declared their independence from the crown more than two centuries ago, today we declare our independence from the corrupting influence of Wall Street and corporate donors that have rigged our economy for the few at the expense of the many.”

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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April 4, 2024

Kennedy Collects Needed Signatures to Gain Ballot Access in Idaho

BOISE, ID—APRIL 4, 2024—Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. today announced the campaign has collected the necessary signatures to put “Bobby on the Ballot” in Idaho. The campaign has collected more than 2,000 signatures in Idaho, twice as many as required.

The campaign successfully sued Idaho to knock back an unconstitutional March 15 signature deadline last month. In response, the Idaho state legislature passed a bill moving the new signatures deadline to August.

Kennedy is already on the ballot in Utah and has collected all the necessary signatures to be on the ballot in New Hampshire, Nevada, Hawaii, North Carolina, and now Idaho.

The Kennedy campaign has launched a robust ballot access plan to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The campaign was already actively collecting signatures in 16 states before announcing a vice president. After the announcement, 19 additional states opened for petitioning.

“We have the field teams, volunteers, legal teams, paid circulators, supporters, and strategists ready to get the job done,” said Stefanie Spear, campaign press secretary.

Last week, Kennedy welcomed attorney and tech entrepreneur Nicole Shanahan to the campaign as his vice presidential running mate at a packed rally in Oakland, California. Millions watched on TV and social media as Kennedy and Shanahan pledged to restore the middle class, end the chronic disease epidemic, unwind the war machine, and unravel the corporate capture of our government agencies.

Kennedy’s surging support across the country has made the election a three-way race. A recent Quinnipiac poll shows him leading Presidents Biden and Trump nationwide among voters under 35. An NBC poll shows 34% of people saying they could see themselves supporting RFK Jr. Another Quinnipiac Poll discussed on CNN shows Kennedy in a three-way tie with Presidents Biden and Trump among Latinos.

Kennedy leads Presidents Biden and Trump among independents. Independents continue to constitute the largest political bloc in the U.S., with an average of 43% of U.S. adults. In contrast, 27% of U.S. adults identify as Republicans and 27% of U.S. adults identify as Democrats.

Six months ago, Kennedy returned to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States, and declared his independence from the “bankrupt two-party system.” He did so with the National Constitution Center behind him and the words “We The People” etched into the building by his side.

“We The people” are the first three words of the U.S. Constitution. These words symbolize that our government draws its power from the people that it was created to serve.

On Oct. 9, Kennedy said, “Like the Founding Fathers declared their independence from the crown more than two centuries ago, today we declare our independence from the corrupting influence of Wall Street and corporate donors that have rigged our economy for the few at the expense of the many.”

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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April 1, 2024

Kennedy Collects Signatures Needed to Gain Ballot Access in Swing State North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC—APRIL 1, 2024—Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. today announced the campaign has collected the necessary signatures to put “Bobby on the Ballot” in North Carolina. In North Carolina, supporters formed “We The People,” a new political party that will run RFK Jr. in the state. The campaign collected more than 23,000 signatures, including a buffer of more than 60%.

North Carolina is the fifth state in which RFK Jr. has collected the necessary signatures to achieve ballot access. Kennedy is already on the ballot in Utah and has collected all the necessary signatures to be on the ballot in New Hampshire and Nevada. In Hawaii, the Office of Elections has confirmed Kennedy supporters have collected the required signatures to establish the “We The People” party.

North Carolina was the fifth-closest swing state in the 2020 presidential election, with a difference of just 1.34% of the vote between presidents Biden and Trump.

The Kennedy campaign has launched a robust ballot access plan to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The campaign was already actively collecting signatures in 16 states before announcing a vice president. After the announcement, 19 additional states opened for petitioning.

“We have the field teams, volunteers, legal teams, paid circulators, supporters, and strategists ready to get the job done,” said Stefanie Spear, campaign press secretary.

Last week, Kennedy welcomed attorney and tech entrepreneur Nicole Shanahan to the campaign as his vice presidential running mate at a packed rally in Oakland, California. Millions watched on TV and social media as Kennedy and Shanahan pledged to restore the middle class, end the chronic disease epidemic, unwind the war machine, and unravel the corporate capture of our government agencies.

Kennedy’s surging support across the country has made the election a three-way race. A recent Quinnipiac poll shows him leading Presidents Biden and Trump nationwide among voters under 35. An NBC poll shows 34% of people saying they could see themselves supporting RFK Jr. Another Quinnipiac Poll discussed on CNN shows Kennedy in a three-way tie with Presidents Biden and Trump among Latinos.

Kennedy leads Presidents Biden and Trump among independents. Independents continue to constitute the largest political bloc in the U.S., with an average of 43% of U.S. adults. In contrast, 27% of U.S. adults identify as Republicans and 27% of U.S. adults identify as Democrats.

Six months ago, Kennedy returned to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States, and declared his independence from the “bankrupt two-party system.” He did so with the National Constitution Center behind him and the words “We the People” etched into the building by his side.

“We the people” are the first three words of the U.S. Constitution. These words symbolize that our government draws its power from the people that it was created to serve.

On Oct. 9, Kennedy said, “Like the Founding Fathers declared their independence from the crown more than two centuries ago, today we declare our independence from the corrupting influence of Wall Street and corporate donors that have rigged our economy for the few at the expense of the many.”

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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March 25, 2024

DNC Invents New Rule in Attempt to Invalidate RFK Jr.’s Nevada Signatures Day Before His VP Announcement

LOS ANGELES, CA—MARCH 25, 2024—Just one week after Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced he had collected all of the signatures needed to get on the ballot in Nevada, it was reported the DNC had hired an entire team devoted to keeping him off the ballot across the country. 

Now, the day before Kennedy is set to announce his vice president, Nevada Secretary of State, Democrat Francisco Aguilar, is making a desperate attempt to invalidate the campaign’s signatures in the state. 

“This is the epitome of corruption,” said Kennedy campaign ballot access attorney Paul Rossi. “After successfully collecting all of the signatures we need in Nevada, the DNC Goon Squad and their lackeys in the Nevada Secretary of State’s office are outright inventing a new requirement for the petition with zero legal basis. The Nevada statute does not require the VP on the petition. The petition does not even have a field for a VP on it. The state confirmed that the petition does not require a VP in writing on Nov. 14. The state approved our petition without a VP on it in writing on Jan. 9.” 

“This assault on the democratic rights of millions of Americans in Nevada, and their freedom to vote for an independent candidate, embodies the corruption and depravity that has come to characterize the Democratic Party,” continued Rossi.

“This is the party that rigged the primary election against Bernie Sanders in 2016 and RFK Jr. in 2024. This is the party that canceled its own primary elections in multiple states this year and decreed Biden the winner without a vote. The DNC is spending millions of dollars in a frantic attempt to keep Kennedy off the ballot because they cannot defeat us in a fair election. They cannot face us in a contest of ideas. These are the death throes of a party that once stood for working people but has long since abandoned them to Wall Street, Big Pharma, Big Tech, and the endless war machine. The Democratic Party is the biggest threat to democracy in this country.”

This corrupt attempt by the Nevada Secretary of State must be enjoined by a federal judge. The Kennedy campaign intends to depose the Secretary of State to find out exactly which White House or DNC official concocted this scheme.
March 5, 2024

Kennedy Collects Needed Signatures to Gain Ballot Access in Swing State Nevada, Wins Lawsuit in Idaho

LOS ANGELES, CA—MARCH 5, 2024—Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. today announced the campaign has collected the necessary signatures to put “Bobby on the Ballot” in Nevada. The campaign also won a lawsuit in Idaho to knock back an unconstitutional signature deadline.

The campaign has collected more than 15,000 signatures in Nevada. This places Kennedy on the ballot in one of the most closely contested swing states in the country, where the margin between Presidents Biden and Trump was just 2.39% in 2020.

“Today marks the end of the primary and the beginning of the general election,” Kennedy said on Super Tuesday. “Nearly 70% of Americans don’t want a Trump/Biden rematch from 2020. They want to vote for someone who represents hope and healing. For someone with an inspiring vision for America.”

“I look forward to taking on Presidents Biden and Trump on the issues that matter most to Americans — from making housing and health care affordable to ending the forever wars and unraveling corporate capture of our government.”

Kennedy’s surging support across the country has made the election a three-way race. A recent Quinnipiac poll shows him leading nationwide among voters under 35 and independents. An NBC poll shows 34% of people saying they could see themselves supporting RFK Jr. Another Quinnipiac Poll discussed on CNN shows Kennedy basically in a three-way tie with Presidents Biden and Trump among Latinos.

The Kennedy campaign filed another successful ballot access lawsuit challenging Idaho’s unconstitutional early deadline for independent presidential candidates to qualify for Idaho’s 2024 general election ballot.

Kennedy challenged Section 34-708A of the Idaho Code mandating that independent candidates file nomination petitions containing a minimum of 1,000 verified signatures with Secretary of State McGrane no later than March 15. In Anderson v. Celebrezze, The United States Supreme Court, more than 40 years ago, clearly established that a March 20 deadline imposed by Ohio for independent presidential candidates to qualify for a state ballot was unconstitutional as too early and impairing the rights of voters to cast meaningful votes for candidates other than the two major party candidates.

Days after the Kennedy campaign filed their lawsuit, the Idaho State Legislature commenced a race to amend the statute to bring it into compliance with Supreme Court precedent. On February 29, during an informal status conference, Judge Winmill informed Sec. McGrane that he would extend the March 15 deadline if the state legislature failed to quickly amend the challenged law.

This is the second constitutional challenge to state petitioning deadlines that the campaign has won, previously having struck down the Utah deadline in December 2023.

The Kennedy campaign has launched a robust ballot access plan to ensure RFK Jr. is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The campaign has exceeded all its ballot access benchmarks to date.

Kennedy is already on the ballot in Utah and has collected all the necessary signatures to be on the New Hampshire ballot. In Hawaii, the Hawaii Office of Elections has confirmed Kennedy supporters have collected the required signatures to establish the “We The People” party in Hawaii.

Supporters of Kennedy in California, Delaware, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Texas have filed political party paperwork.

Three months ago, Kennedy returned to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States, and declared his independence from the “bankrupt two-party system.” He did so with the National Constitution Center behind him and the words “We the People” etched into the building by his side.

“We the people” are the first three words of the U.S. Constitution. These words symbolize that our government draws its power from the people that it was created to serve.

On Oct. 9, Kennedy said, “Like the Founding Fathers declared their independence from the crown more than two centuries ago, today we declare our independence from the corrupting influence of Wall Street and corporate donors that have rigged our economy for the few at the expense of the many.”

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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Feb. 22, 2024

Hawaii Office of Elections Confirms Kennedy Supporters Submit Needed Signatures for ‘We The People’ Party

PEARL CITY, HI—FEB. 22, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced that the Hawaii Office of Elections has confirmed Kennedy supporters have collected the 862 required signatures to establish the “We The People” party in Hawaii. Supporters submitted more than three times the required number of signatures. The official deadline to submit signatures was today.

The “We The People” party will nominate Kennedy as its presidential candidate.

“Mahalo to the people of Hawaii who made this great accomplishment possible,” Kennedy said. “I’m inspired by how enthusiastic people are to collect signatures, create new political parties, and rally for real change. This kind of energy is what will get us onto the ballot in every state and fuel our voter registration and GOTV operation as we head toward election day.”

Kennedy visited Hawaii in January and saw firsthand the aftermath of the Lahaina wildfire, one of the worst and most tragic examples of government inefficiency and corruption. He also held a rally on the island of O’ahu where hundreds of people heard him speak about how he will as president, restore the middle class, unwind the war machine, unravel corporate capture, end the chronic disease epidemic, secure the border, among other priorities.

The signature gathering effort was led by the “We The People” Hawaii Party Chair Kim Haine.

“Mahalo to all the amazing volunteers across our island state who worked so hard to make this happen,” Haine said. “We’re excited and honored to be a part of this historic campaign to preserve peace, prosperity, and freedom for all. RFK Jr. truly embodies the spirit of aloha, and we know aloha can change the world.”

The campaign launched a Ballot Access Headquarters page to keep media and supporters up-to-date on the campaign’s operations to get RFK Jr. on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Kennedy is already on the ballot in Utah and has collected all the necessary signatures to be on the New Hampshire ballot.

Earlier this month, supporters of independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. filed political party paperwork in six states — California, Delaware, Hawaii, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Texas.

Three months ago, Kennedy returned to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States, and declared his independence from the “bankrupt two-party system.” He did so with the National Constitution Center behind him and the words “We the People” etched into the building by his side.

“We the people” are the first three words of the U.S. Constitution. These words symbolize that our government draws its power from the people that it was created to serve.

On Oct. 9, Kennedy said, “Like the Founding Fathers declared their independence from the crown more than two centuries ago, today we declare our independence from the corrupting influence of Wall Street and corporate donors that have rigged our economy for the few at the expense of the many.”

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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January 23, 2024

Kennedy Campaign Collects Needed Signatures to Get ‘Bobby on the Ballot’ in NH

CONCORD, NH—JAN. 23, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today collected in just one day the full 3,000 signatures needed to get on the ballot in New Hampshire, making New Hampshire the second state in the nation where Kennedy has reached the signatures it needs to take on the likely candidates Presidents Biden and Trump in the general election.

“I want to thank our dedicated supporters and volunteers who made this great accomplishment possible,” Kennedy said. “Democracy is much more than voting. I’m inspired by how enthusiastic people are to collect signatures, create new political parties, and rally for real change. This kind of energy is what will get us onto the ballot in every state and fuel our voter registration and GOTV operation as we head toward election day.”

Led by the campaign’s ballot access and field team, volunteers from across New Hampshire and every state in New England came together to gather voter signatures at nearly 100 precincts from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.

“We had people ages 18 to 88 collecting signatures for RFK Jr.,” said Northeast Regional Field Director Larisa Trexler. “All of New England was represented. We made this our primary.”

New Hampshire was a major battleground between the Kennedy campaign and the Democratic National Committee while Kennedy was running as a Democrat. New Hampshire has traditionally been the first primary in the nation, following the Iowa caucus, but due to Kennedy’s broad support and Biden’s fears that Kennedy could win the primary, the DNC attempted to reorder the calendar and push New Hampshire to a later date. This made it clear that the DNC would go to any lengths to coronate Biden without a fair contest in the Democratic primary, which compelled Kennedy to declare his independence on October 9.

On that day, Kennedy declared: “American democracy should be more than just picking between two candidates anointed by shadowy institutions. Big Oil funds the Republicans. Big Tech funds the Democrats. Big Pharma and the military contractors make sure to donate to both. Instead of two parties, we have a uniparty, a monster with two faces loudly bickering with itself as it lumbers over a cliff.”

Kennedy is already on the ballot in Utah, the only state in which the signature submission deadline has now passed. The campaign launched a Ballot Access Headquarters page to keep media and supporters up-to-date on the campaign’s operations to get RFK Jr. on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Earlier this month, supporters of independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. filed political party paperwork in six states — California, Delaware, Hawaii, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Texas. In the first five states listed, the “We the People” political party was formed and in Texas, the “Texas Independent Party” was created.

Three months ago, Kennedy returned to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States, and declared his independence from the “bankrupt two-party system.” He did so with the National Constitution Center behind him and the words “We the People” etched into the building by his side.

“We the people” are the first three words of the U.S. Constitution. These words symbolize that our government draws its power from the people that it was created to serve.

On Oct. 9, Kennedy said, “Like the Founding Fathers declared their independence from the crown more than two centuries ago, today we declare our independence from the corrupting influence of Wall Street and corporate donors that have rigged our economy for the few at the expense of the many.”

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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January 3, 2024

‘Bobby on the Ballot’: RFK Jr. Officially on the Utah Ballot

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—JAN. 3, 2024—Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is officially on the general election ballot in Utah. Today, he hosted a press conference where he announced his ballot status and celebrated with dozens of volunteers who collected more than double the necessary 1,000 signatures. Utah is the first state where Kennedy has gained ballot access.

As Kennedy discussed at the press conference, the campaign secured a ballot access victory when Lt. Gov. Henderson agreed to move Utah’s unconstitutional ballot access deadline from Jan. 8, 2024 to March 5, 2024. However, even though Utah pushed back the signature filing deadline, the Kennedy campaign was able to submit the required signatures within the original timeframe.

“Our ground team and volunteers in Utah pulled off an incredible achievement by collecting thousands of signatures in just one week,” said Kennedy. “We didn’t know whether the court would uphold our challenge to the January 8 deadline, so the volunteers had to hurry. They showed the country the depth of commitment on this campaign.”

In a Substack post last month, Kennedy explained how ballot access laws for independent and third-party candidates are among the worst forms of voter suppression in America today.

Kennedy also addressed the campaign’s plans to get him on the ballot in the other 49 states and the District of Columbia.

“We’re ready for whatever comes our way,” said Stefanie Spear, press secretary for the campaign. “We have the field teams, volunteers, legal teams, paid circulators, supporters, and strategy ready to get the job done. One down, 50 to go.”

[Graphic: U.S. map showing RFK Jr on Utah Ballot]

A recent Quinnipiac poll shows Kennedy outpaces Biden and Trump among independents — Kennedy 36%, Biden 32%, and Trump 26%. Kennedy beats Trump and Biden among voters ages 18-34 with 40% of the vote compared to Biden’s 36% and Trump’s 21%.

A New York Times/Siena poll shows Kennedy closing the gap on Trump and Biden in six battleground states — AZ, GA, MI, NV, PA, and WI — where he comes within single digits of the two-party candidates. In these states, RFK Jr. beats Trump and Biden among 18-44 year olds.

A recent Harvard Harris Poll shows Kennedy beats Biden and Trump in favorability.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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