Thursday, May 9, 2024

Kennedy On The Ballot In Oklahoma


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in Brooklyn on May 1st. Photo by Jason Schott.

Independent Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced on Thursday that he is officially on the ballot in Oklahoma.

The Kennedy campaign filed its statement of candidacy and electors and paid the $35,000 fee to secure ballot access.

Oklahoma is the third state in as many days that Kennedy has achieved ballot access, along with Delaware on Tuesday and Ohio on Wednesday.

Kenyon Morgan, a Kennedy campaign elector and volunteer, said, "I have lived in Oklahoma all my life. 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."

Campaign volunteer Tami Mitchell said, "Today, RFK Jr. was placed on the ballot in my home state of Oklahoma. 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."

Oklahoma is the fifth state that Kennedy, along with his running mate, Nicole Shanahan, is officially on the ballot, joining 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 Ohio.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected all the necessary signatures for ballot access in 13 states overall, which total 148 electoral votes, or 28 percent of the 538 total in the nation.

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