RFK Jr. Secures Spot On Ballots In Two Key Swing States

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has officially gotten his name on the ballots in Arizona and Georgia, but the campaign still has ten states left to go.

A spokesperson for American Values 24, the political action committee (PAC) backing Kennedy’s presidential campaign, revealed in a statement to Just The News on Tuesday that the independent candidate had successfully completed the ballot requirements for Arizona and Georgia.

In an email sent on Monday, American Values 24 co-founder Tony Lyons explained that Kennedy had only ten states left to fight for ballot access in, noting that he has achieved his victories thus far thanks to grassroots support.

“The grassroots energy and momentum give us more confidence than ever in our ability to knock out the remaining states on our list of states quickly,” the email read. “The remaining states are Michigan, South Carolina, Maryland, California, West Virginia, Indiana, Texas, Illinois, New York, and Massachusetts.”

The first state that Kennedy successfully secured ballot access for was Utah at the end of December. His independent campaign began in Oct. 2023, when Kennedy dropped out of the Democratic Primary because the party refused to consider an alternative to President Joe Biden.

Just one month before dropping out of the primary, Kennedy sent a letter to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), decrying the fact that the party had “essentially merged into one unit” with the Biden campaign before even giving the incumbent president the chance to compete for the nomination.

Meanwhile, Democrats were frustrated that Kennedy dared to run as an independent, as they were concerned that his candidacy could siphon votes from Biden. Polls show that these concerns are well-founded — as the RealClearPolitics polling average shows that Biden trails former president and current GOP primary frontrunner Donald Trump by three points when third-party candidates are included on the ballot. The data shows Trump leading at 41%, Biden in second place at 38%, Kennedy in third place at 13.7% and the remaining two candidates, the Green Party’s Jill Stein and independent Cornel West, at around 2%.

Looking specifically at Arizona and Georgia, Kennedy could prove to be a spoiler in both states. A New York Times/Siena College poll conducted in Oct. 2023 showed that 26% of voters in Arizona lean toward Kennedy, while 24% support him in Georgia. Biden barely beat Trump in each of those states in 2020, winning by less than a percentage point — meaning that, if the numbers are similar in the November election, Kennedy could cause a Trump victory in both states.