RFK Jr. Qualifies for Presidential Ballot in Utah

(RepublicanReport.org) – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr published a substack in December 2023 discussing the difficulties third-party and independent candidates face getting their names placed on the ballots for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories. He counted those “extreme ballot access restrictions […] among the worst forms of voter restriction in America today.” Nevertheless, it appears the independent hopeful is well on his way to accomplishing that feat if his recent news is any indication of future events.

On January 3, Kennedy held a press conference to announce that he was officially on the 2024 presidential ballot in Utah. He told reporters he caught a break when the state’s Republican Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson extended Utah’s ballot access deadline from January 8 to March 5.

However, as Kennedy explained to reporters, his dozens of volunteers collected more than double the required 1,000 votes to appear on the Utah ballot. Additionally, he still beat the original filing deadline by several days.

Kennedy said his team wasn’t sure whether the courts would uphold his campaign’s challenge to the January 8 deadline. So, out of an abundance of caution, his volunteers pounded the pavement and scored an “incredible achievement” by collecting the necessary signatures “in just one week.” Kennedy praised their effort, noting that it serves as an example of the “depth of commitment” driving his bid for the White House.

Kennedy’s press secretary, Stefanie Spear, echoed that sentiment, adding that his campaign had the necessary strategy, support, paid circulators, field teams, and volunteers to “get the job done.”

“One down, 50 to go,” Spear concluded.

Later that day, the Kennedy campaign issued a press release detailing the RFK’s status among several polling organizations. For instance, the notice cited an October 2023 New York Times/Siena College poll that showed Kennedy beating Biden and Trump among voters aged 18 to 44 in six battleground states, including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

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