Kennedy Collects Signatures Needed to Gain Ballot Access in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH—MAY 8, 2024—Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced today the campaign has collected all of the signatures needed to get ballot access in Ohio.

“Since the launch of petitioning in Ohio, volunteers have eagerly stepped up to support the Kennedy campaign,” said Midwest Regional Director Lane Koch. “We are delighted to be able to make this announcement more than one month ahead of schedule thanks to our hard-working volunteers.”

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in four states — Utah, Michigan, California, and Delaware. The campaign has collected enough signatures for ballot access in eight other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, Hawaii, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, and now Ohio

The campaign has now collected all of the signatures required in states totaling 141 electoral votes, 26% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide. 

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. 

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

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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