Monday, May 13, 2024

Kennedy & Shanahan Turn In Double What's Needed To Make Texas Ballot


Nicole Shanahan and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. with the many boxes of signatures. Photo courtesy of the Kennedy campaign.

It was a big day deep in the heart of Texas on Monday for Independent Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his running mate, Nicole Shanahan, in their quest to gain ballot access in Texas.

Kennedy and Shanahan turned in twice as many signatures necessary to make the ballot - 245,572. By collecting that many signatures in just two months, the Kennedy campaign is claiming it "can overcome the most difficult ballot access requirement in the country," as the press release touted it.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. signing the necessary paperwork when he turned in the signatures for ballot access in Texas. Provided by his campaign.

RFK Jr. will be the first Independent Presidential candidate to make the Texas ballot since Pat Buchanan in 2000. The signature requirement then was a mere 56,000, whereas now it's 113,151.

Kennedy 24 Texas State Director Kim Limberg said in the press release, "Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s strength, character, and selfless dedication to defend and protect our democracy is a beacon of help for all Americans. Lone Star State volunteers echo this sentiment and believe RFK Jr. is the best person to lead this country."

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. touting the news on X. Provided by his campaign.

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

After this historic news, Kennedy and Shanahan held a voter rally on Monday night at Austin's Brazos Hall to celebrate the ballot access victory.

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