Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s campaign announced Tuesday night it had collected enough signatures for the independent presidential candidate to qualify for the New Hampshire ballot.
New Hampshire is the second state where RFK Jr. will qualify to appear on the ballot in November’s presidential election.
RFK Jr.’s campaign announced last month he qualified for Utah’s ballot.
🚨New: RFK Jr campaign has announced they have collected enough signatures to appear on the 2024 New Hampshire Presidential Ballot. pic.twitter.com/ga7CCw6jep
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The Kennedy campaign today collected in just one day the full 3,000 signatures needed to get on the ballot in New Hampshire, making New Hampshire the second state in the nation where Kennedy has reached the signatures it needs to take on the likely candidates Presidents Biden and Trump in the general election.
“I want to thank our dedicated supporters and volunteers who made this great accomplishment possible,” Kennedy said. “Democracy is much more than voting. I’m inspired by how enthusiastic people are to collect signatures, create new political parties, and rally for real change. This kind of energy is what will get us onto the ballot in every state and fuel our voter registration and GOTV operation as we head toward election day.”Advertisement
Led by the campaign’s ballot access and field team, volunteers from across New Hampshire and every state in New England came together to gather voter signatures at nearly 100 precincts from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.
“We had people ages 18 to 88 collecting signatures for RFK Jr.,” said Northeast Regional Field Director Larisa Trexler. “All of New England was represented. We made this our primary.”
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s campaign announced he is now eligible to appear on the New Hampshire ballot in November after gathering the 3,000 signatures needed to be an official contender in the general election. https://t.co/ODBE6QHkXw pic.twitter.com/LrndnYg0q2
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The Hill reports:
As an independent, Kennedy did not compete during the primary, which resulted in outside Democratic candidates challenging President Biden to distant finishes. Kennedy was registered as a Democrat before changing his affiliation last year.
Biden and former President Trump, who is on track to win the Republican nomination after winning the first two early contests, will both likely appear on the ballot in the general election, which Kennedy is strategizing around. He is hoping to grab voters in independent-minded New Hampshire, which has become a top swing state, who are unhappy with both options.
Kennedy’s ballot access quest is part of a broader movement to make his campaign more real in terms of existing state rules. He qualified for the Utah ballot, the earliest deadline for signatures in the lineup. He has since devoted campaign resources to tally up more states.
Larisa Trexler, the Kennedy campaign’s Northeast regional field director, said that his New Hampshire operation spanned supporters from eight decades