Prominent anti-vaccine advocate Robert Kennedy Jr said he has secured enough signatures to appear on the ballot in New Hampshire in the November 2024 presidential election as an independent.
Kennedy’s campaign announced in a statement Tuesday night that it had collected the 3,000 signatures required to get his name on the ballot in the Granite State, according to Axios.
“Democracy is much more than voting. I’m inspired by how enthusiastic people are to collect signatures, create new political parties, and rally for real change,” Kennedy said in a statement. “This kind of energy is what will get us onto the ballot in every state and fuel our voter registration and GOTV operation as we head toward Election Day.”
Kennedy added that he is looking forward “to take on the likely candidates President Joe Biden and Donald Trump in the general election” in the state.
President Biden easily defeated long-shot candidates Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) and author Marianne Williamson in a write-in campaign in the Democratic party primary.
Trump defeated former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley in the GOP primary despite showing weakness among independent and moderate voters which he will need in a general election.
New Hampshire is the second state where RFK Jr. has qualified to get his name on the ballot in the presidential election, after Utah, his campaign said.