RFK Jr. And Allies Challenge Two-Party System In North Carolina Elections

The Carolina Journal reports:

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is still campaigning for president in the 2024 election, but he’s now running under the We The People political party in North Carolina, a move that could help get his name on the ballot this November.

Formerly a Democrat turned unaffiliated, Kennedy is required to obtain the standard 83,000 signatures as an independent candidate in the state. But by affiliating with a political party, that requirement can be avoided. The newly-formed We The People party, created by RFK allies, could get him ballot access with only 13,865 signatures, WRAL first reported. 

The We The People party has submitted a petition request form with the State Board of Elections to become a recognized political party. The petition must be signed by at least 200 registered voters from at least three separate congressional districts in the state. If the party meets the requirements by the end of May, Kennedy can secure his name on the ballot.

“Mr. Kennedy will be on the ballot in North Carolina,” Stefanie Spear, press secretary for his campaign, affirmed to the Carolina Journal. “We are working to collect the 13,757 signatures needed to form the “We The People” party. The deadline to turn in these signatures is May 31.”

Spear said the campaign is prepared with field teams, volunteers, legal teams, paid circulators, supporters, and strategists who are “ready to get the job done.”

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