Is RFK Jr. can qualify for the ballot in Pennsylvania?

Will you see the name Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the PA general election ballot?

This has not been determined yet.

External challenger to President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump is now officially on the ballot in three states, according to The Hill – Michigan, Oklahoma and Utah. The campaign has just collected 245,000 signatures in the state of Texas and claims to have completed signature collection in 10 other states – California, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Ohio – documents have not yet been submitted completed these states.

Yes, there are still months left to complete the task. And the reasons for not signing the petition are justified.

The campaign says it is trying to avoid legal battles by choosing the right time to submit the petition and holding signatures until 11 a.m. in hopes that signatures will not encounter any obstacles.

in Pennsylvania candidates must submit a minimum of 5,000 signatures from registered voters to qualify to vote for state president.

Other swing states have more stringent requirements to vote – North Carolina (83,188), Michigan (12,000), Nevada (10,095), Georgia (7,500), while Arizona requires three percent of registered voters. Only Wisconsin has a lower standard and requires 2,000 signatures from independent candidates.

Kennedy’s campaign says its goal is to collect 60 percent above the threshold, meaning the goal is to collect 8,000 signatures in the Keystone State.

Collecting signatures is an costly process. American Values ​​2024, the super PAC supporting RFK Jr., estimates that it will cost approximately $40-50 million just to collect all the necessary signatures. In the first quarter of 2024, the PAC raised $43 million and had $17 million available for the second quarter.

No matter how tough it may be to secure signatures, the fight to obtain them is the real fight.

Earlier this year, the Democratic National Committee formed a team to challenge third-party independent presidential candidates. The effort will depend on other groups such as Third Way, MoveOn and a recent super PAC, Clear Choice, backed by President Biden’s allies.

“Only two candidates have a path to 270 electoral votes – President Biden and Donald Trump,” a DNC spokesman said Matt Corridoni. “The stakes are high and we know this will be a tight election. Therefore, a vote for any third-party candidate is a vote for Donald Trump.”

Over the last 60 years. Just George Wallace in 1968 and Ross Perot in 1992, as third-party candidates, they secured ballot access in all 50 states. Ralph Nader in 2000, it only managed to gain access to 43 of the 50 states.

In a recent poll conducted by the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Siena College, Trump had a three-point lead over Biden (47-44%), which is within the margin of error in a two-person race. After adding Kennedy as an option, Trump’s lead increases to 40-36 and RFK Jr. in the polls it is 10%.

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