|Robert F. Kennedy Jr. From his Facebook page.
Independent Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced in a press conference on Wednesday that he is officially on his first general election ballot, in Utah.
Kennedy celebrated with dozens of volunteers who rounded up more than double the necessary threshold of 1,000 signatures to gain ballot access in Utah.
This is the culmination of a battle that began when the Kennedy campaign won a ballot access victory on December 7 when Lt. Gov. Henderson moved Utah's unconstitutional ballot access deadline from January 8, 2024 to March 5, 2024.
The Kennedy campaign showed its tremendous momentum as it still made the original deadline, as they were able to submit the required signatures within the original timeline.
"Our ground team and volunteers in Utah pulled off an incredible achievement by collecting thousands of signatures in just one week," RFK Jr. said. "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."
Stefanie Spear, the press secretary for Kennedy 24, said, "We're ready for whatever comes our way. We have the field teams, volunteers, legal teams, paid circulators, supporters, and strategy ready to get the job done. One down, 50 to go."
That is a reference to the Kennedy campaign's aim to make the ballot in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.