Kennedy Submits Signatures to Gain Ballot Access in Alaska

JUNEAU, AK—JUNE 13, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced it has submitted the required signatures to gain ballot access in Alaska. The team turned in 5,935 signatures, nearly double the required amount. Alaska is one of two states that will use ranked-choice voting in the presidential election in November, which eliminates the spoiler effect and frees Alaskans to vote for their top candidate over the lesser of two evils.

“This petition submission is thanks to the extraordinary grassroots effort of more than 50 volunteers and businesses that served as signature sites,” said Alaska State Campaign Chair Megs Testarmata. “Our effort spanned the far reaches of this enormous state from Ketchikan in the south to Utqiaġvik (Barrow) on the Arctic Ocean and many large and smaller communities in between. I am thrilled to be a part of history by ensuring Alaskans have an independent option this November.” 

The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation has surpassed all its milestones to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access operation is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in eight states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Texas, and South Carolina

It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in 13 other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Minnesota, Tennessee, and now Alaska.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 21 states, totaling 292 electoral votes, 54% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide. 

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Trump defeats Biden handily. Kennedy beats President Trump in a two-way race, by a tight margin. In a two-way race between Kennedy and President Biden, Kennedy wins in a landslide. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

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