Thursday, June 13, 2024

RFK Jr. Adds Two More States In March To November Ballot


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

The campaign of Independent Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced that it has submitted the signatures to gain ballot access in Tennessee and Alaska.

The ticket, in which Kennedy is running with Nicole Shanahan as his Vice Presidential nominee, has now collected enough signatures for ballot access in 13 states, with Tennessee and Alaska joining New York, New Jersey, Florida, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, and Ohio. 

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

This news out of Florida and Minnesota means the Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 21 states totaling 292 electoral votes - 54 percent of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide. 

More information on the news from Tennessee and Alaska:

TENNESSEE: The Kennedy campaign announced it has submitted the required signatures to gain ballot access in Tennessee. It turned in 1,025 signatures, almost four times the required amount.

Tennessee Volunteer Lead Tommy Aceto said, "I am beyond grateful to be part of history today in Nashville, Tennessee. 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."

ALASKA: The Kennedy campaign turned in 5,935 signatures, nearly double the amount required for ballot access in Alaska. 

Alaska is one of two states that will use ranked-choice voting in the presidential election in November, which, as the Kenneedy campaign termed it, "eliminates the spoiler effect and frees Alaskans to vote for their top candidate over the lesser of two evils."

Alaska State Campaign Chair Megs Testarmata said, "This petition submission is thanks to the extraordinary grassroots effort of more than 50 volunteers and businesses that served as signature sites. 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."

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