Kennedy Ballot Access Exceeds 270 Electoral Votes After Campaign Submits Minnesota Signatures

ST. PAUL, MN—JUNE 7, 2024—The Kennedy campaign today announced it has submitted the required signatures to gain ballot access in Minnesota and surpassed eligibility for 270 electoral votes — a momentous milestone for the campaign.

“This is a tremendous victory for the campaign and the thousands of volunteers nationwide who have hit the streets with clipboards in hand and canvassed America to put ‘Bobby on the Ballot,’” said Senior Advisor and Ballot Access Director Nick Brana. “Come November, for the first time in decades, everyone across the country will have an independent choice who will end the wars, break up the corporate state, and make life affordable.”

Today, volunteers traveled from across the state to St. Paul to celebrate the submission of 3,330 signatures to get Kennedy on the ballot in Minnesota.

“Our volunteers — led by Mark Frascone and Dr. Drew Dietle — worked hard these past few weeks to ensure the North Star State has an independent option in November,” said Minnesota Volunteer Coordinator Shauna Miller.

The number of electoral votes required to win the presidency is 270. The campaign’s aggressive ballot access operation has surpassed all its milestones to ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket will be 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 nine states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Texas, South Carolina, and Florida

It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in 10 other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and now Minnesota.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 19 states, totaling 278 electoral votes, 52% 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. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.

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