Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Kennedy Submits Double The Signatures Needed For Illinois Ballot

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

Independent Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s campaign announced on Tuesday that 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.

Illinois State Director George Kemper said in a statement, "RFK Jr. serves as a symbol of hope for Americans. 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.” 

Illinois is now the 11th state that the Kennedy campaign has submitted signatures for ballot access, along with Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Alaska, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.

The ticket, in which Kennedy is running with Nicole Shanahan as his Vice Presidential nominee, has officially made the ballot in eight states - Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Texas, and South Carolina.

There are also six states that the Kennedy campaign has rounded up enough signatures for ballot access - Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, New Hampshire, and Nevada.

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

“We need an independent, brave voice talking about real issues impacting Americans,” 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."

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