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RFK Jr. Ramps Up Quest For Nationwide Ballot Inclusion

•, by Jeff Louderbeck

Mr. Kennedy will appear at voter rallies in Raleigh, N.C., on Jan. 12; Atlanta on Jan. 14; Honolulu on Jan. 18; and Charleston, W.V., on Jan 27.

At a press conference in Salt Lake City on Jan. 3, Mr. Kennedy announced that he met the signature requirement to appear on Utah's 2024 general election presidential ballot.

"Utah has once again shown that it is the pioneer state. It is the first of the 50 states and the District of Columbia that we are going to register and get on the ballot," Mr. Kennedy said.

Mr. Kennedy filed a lawsuit against Utah officials on Dec. 4, 2023, claiming an "unconstitutional early filing deadline" prevented ballot access for independent presidential candidates.

The legal action challenged Utah's Jan. 8 deadline requiring independent presidential candidates to collect and verify 1,000 signatures from qualified voters.

The lawsuit contended that "the current deadline is the earliest deadline ever sought to be imposed on independent presidential candidates in the modern era. No federal court has ever upheld a January deadline [for independent presidential candidates]."

Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, a Republican, announced that she would extend the deadline for independent presidential candidates to gain ballot access to March 5.