‘Bobby on the Ballot’: RFK Jr. Officially on the Utah Ballot

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—JAN. 3, 2024—Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is officially on the general election ballot in Utah. Today, he hosted a press conference where he announced his ballot status and celebrated with dozens of volunteers who collected more than double the necessary 1,000 signatures. Utah is the first state where Kennedy has gained ballot access.

As Kennedy discussed at the press conference, the campaign secured a ballot access victory when Lt. Gov. Henderson agreed to move Utah’s unconstitutional ballot access deadline from Jan. 8, 2024 to March 5, 2024. However, even though Utah pushed back the signature filing deadline, the Kennedy campaign was able to submit the required signatures within the original timeframe.

“Our ground team and volunteers in Utah pulled off an incredible achievement by collecting thousands of signatures in just one week,” said Kennedy. “We didn’t know whether the court would uphold our challenge to the January 8 deadline, so the volunteers had to hurry. They showed the country the depth of commitment on this campaign.”

In a Substack post last month, Kennedy explained how ballot access laws for independent and third-party candidates are among the worst forms of voter suppression in America today.

Kennedy also addressed the campaign’s plans to get him on the ballot in the other 49 states and the District of Columbia. 

“We’re ready for whatever comes our way,” said Stefanie Spear, press secretary for the campaign. “We have the field teams, volunteers, legal teams, paid circulators, supporters, and strategy ready to get the job done. One down, 50 to go.”

RFK Jr on Utah Ballot

A recent Quinnipiac poll shows Kennedy outpaces Biden and Trump among independents — Kennedy 36%, Biden 32%, and Trump 26%. Kennedy beats Trump and Biden among voters ages 18-34 with 40% of the vote compared to Biden’s 36% and Trump’s 21%.

A New York Times/Siena poll shows Kennedy closing the gap on Trump and Biden in six battleground states — AZ, GA, MI, NV, PA, and WI — where he comes within single digits of the two-party candidates. In these states, RFK Jr. beats Trump and Biden among 18-44 year olds. 

A recent Harvard Harris Poll shows Kennedy beats Biden and Trump in favorability.

Learn more at Kennedy24.com. Visit our press page here.

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