Kennedy Gets Ballot Access in Iowa in One Day at State Convention

DES MOINES, IA—APRIL 13, 2024—Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. today announced the campaign convened the necessary participants at a convention in Des Moines to achieve ballot access in Iowa. 

On Saturday, April 13, nearly 1,000 people came to the Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, Iowa, in support of putting “Bobby on the Ballot.” Iowa offers a special way to achieve ballot access in one day by having 500 eligible voters in the state attend an assembly and sign a form attesting they were present at the event. The campaign today succeeded in getting more than 650 eligible Iowa voters to sign the assembly form.

“Thank you Iowa for showing up and getting me on the ballot in your state,” said Kennedy. “What an incredible day. I love your passion and commitment for reviving the American dream and restoring democracy to our great land.”

Kennedy gave a resounding speech highlighting his platform to restore the middle class, unravel corporate capture of our government agencies, unwind the war machine, end the chronic disease epidemic, reduce the national debt, make homes affordable again, and protect our constitutional rights. 

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. 

Kennedy is already on the ballot in Utah and has collected all the necessary signatures to be on the ballot in New Hampshire, Nevada, Hawaii, North Carolina, Idaho, and Nebraska.

“We have the field teams, volunteers, legal teams, paid circulators, supporters, and strategists ready to get the job done,” said Stefanie Spear, Kennedy campaign press secretary. “We are exceeding all our benchmarks and will be announcing new states each week.”

Last month as millions watched on TV and social media, Kennedy welcomed attorney and tech entrepreneur Nicole Shanahan as his vice presidential running mate at a packed rally in Oakland, California. 

Kennedy’s surging support across the country has made the election a three-way race. A recent Quinnipiac poll shows him leading Presidents Biden and Trump nationwide among voters under 35. An NBC poll shows 34% of people saying they could see themselves supporting RFK Jr.

Kennedy leads Presidents Biden and Trump in popularity and among independents. Independents continue to constitute the largest political bloc in the U.S., with an average of 43% of U.S. adults. In contrast, 27% of U.S. adults identify as Republicans and 27% as Democrats.

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