April 23, 2024

RFK Jr. Meets Requirement to Qualify for North Carolina Ballot, Fifth State So Far

Third-party presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s marketing campaign introduced Monday that it met the signature requirement to qualify for the poll in a fifth state, North Carolina.

Kennedy Jr.’s marketing campaign has collected some 23,000 signatures within the Tar Heel State and can run beneath the We the People Party, which supporters established within the state, a press launch stated. The Kennedy Jr. marketing campaign exceeded the 13,757 signature threshold required to be met by the May 31 deadline by some 10,000 signatures.

He is formally on the poll in Utah, and his marketing campaign notes that he has accomplished petitioning in three different states, together with the swing states of Nevada and New Hampshire.

“In Hawaii, the Office of Elections has confirmed Kennedy Jr. supporters have collected the required signatures to establish the ‘We The People’ party,” the discharge provides.

Notably, North Carolina, Nevada, and New Hampshire are three key swing states that can play pivotal roles in deciding the result of the November election.

On Tuesday, the previous Democrat announced leftist lawyer Nicole Shanahan, who donated hundreds to President Joe Biden’s 2020 marketing campaign and have become an early supporter of Kennedy Jr. this cycle, as his working mate.

Nicole Shanahan

Nicole Shanahan (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The launch notes that “[t]he campaign was already actively collecting signatures in 16 states before announcing a vice president. After the announcement, 19 additional states opened for petitioning.”

An interactive map on the marketing campaign web site shows that petitioning has not but opened in 11 states: Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, and Wisconsin. The petitioning course of additionally has but to open in Washington, DC.

The marketing campaign’s “robust ballot access plan” goals “to ensure” he’s an possibility to voters in all 50 states come November.

“We have the field teams, volunteers, legal teams, paid circulators, supporters, and strategists ready to get the job done,” marketing campaign press secretary Stefanie Spear stated within the launch.

Kennedy Jr. is at present the third strongest candidate behind former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden.

The nationwide RealClear Politics polling common shows Trump main with 42 p.c support in a five-way race that additionally contains third-party candidates Cornel West and Jill Stein. Biden is available in second at 39.6 p.c, whereas Kennedy Jr. averages 10.3 p.c. Stein and West register at two p.c and 1.9 p.c, respectively.

After Kennedy Jr. introduced Shanahan as his working mate, Trump took to Truth Social to share that he liked Kennedy Jr.’s candidacy, declaring him “Crooked Joe Biden’s Political Opponent, not mine.”

He additionally dubbed Kennedy Jr. “the most Radical Left Candidate in the race.”