RFK Jr. Inching Closer to Qualifying for CNN’s June 27 Presidential Debate – EVOL

At least 10 states haven’t yet certified Mr. Kennedy’s candidacy, which could impact on his eligibility for the debate.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is simultaneously working to get on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and racing to meet a June 20 deadline to qualify for CNN’s presidential debate.

The independent presidential candidate is getting closer to accomplishing both objectives.

After submitting 3,300 signatures in Minnesota on June 7, Mr. Kennedy noted that he has ballot access in 19 states with 278 Electoral College votes.

CNN is scheduled to host the earliest televised presidential debate in history on June 27.

According to debate qualification rules listed by CNN, a candidate’s name must appear on a sufficient number of state ballots to reach the 270 electoral vote threshold to win the presidency by June 20.

The Kennedy–Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in nine states—California, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Michigan, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah.

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The campaign said it had collected enough signatures for ballot access in 10 other states—Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Ohio.

Candidates must also get “at least 15 percent in four separate national polls of registered or



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