Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has qualified for the ballot in California, his campaign announced.

“The Kennedy campaign today announced the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in California, the largest of the electoral college giants,” RFK Jr.’s campaign announced in a press release.

“The American Independent Party of California officially nominated Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Vice Presidential Candidate Nicole Shanahan this weekend and filed paperwork with the California Secretary of State today,” the press release continued.


From Kennedy24:

The Kennedy campaign has launched a robust ballot access plan to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in Utah and Michigan. The campaign has collected enough signatures for ballot access in seven additional states — New Hampshire, Nevada, Hawaii, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, and Iowa.

The Hill reports:

In a five-minute video announcement, Kennedy noted that “ironically” the AIP was initially the party of segregationist and former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, but it “had its own rebirth.”

“It’s been reborn as a party that represents not bigotry and hatred, but rather compassion and unity and idealism and common sense,” Kennedy said. “When they learned about my candidacy, they had just drafted a new charter for their reborn party where they could use their battle line for good for helping independent candidates to unite America without being blocked by the two-party duopoly.”

The Hill reached out to the AIP for further comment.

California marks the third state ballot Kennedy and Shanahan have officially qualified for, following Utah and Michigan. They have also gained enough signatures for ballot access in seven other states, including New Hampshire, Nevada, Hawaii, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska and Iowa.

Kennedy, who switched from a Democratic to independent ticket last fall, is looking to appear uniformly on ballots across the map against President Biden and former President Trump. He has repeatedly argued the presumptive party nominees are unfit to continue serving.

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