RFK Jr. Supporters Push to Get Independent Candidate on the Ballot in Wisconsin
July 9, 2024

Lake Country Tribune

While former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden are almost guaranteed to easily appear on the ballot in Wisconsin in time for November election, independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s supporters are having to face an uphill climb as they attempt to garner the number of signatures needed to qualify the third party candidate a spot on the ballot, a move which would make Wisconsin an even more heavily contested battleground state than it already is.

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In a new poll by the Marquette University Law School, RFK Jr. is shown to pull potentially 8% of the vote throughout the state.

A report from Fox6, for context, pointed out that “where the last two presidential elections have been decided by less than 1% – about 20,000 votes – RFK Jr. could have a big impact.”

“When factoring just Joe Biden and Donald Trump head-to-head, the Marquette poll found a tie among registered Wisconsin voters,” the report added. “But when including third-party candidates – like Kennedy and the Green Party’s Jill Stein – Trump took a three-point lead.”

One Month to Go

“I’ve never done anything like this, but I really feel like I have to step up,” said Kennedy volunteer Jean Collins.

Collins is one of the many Kennedy volunteers out in force to gather the 2,000 signatures needed for Kennedy by the end of July. A huge task, particularly since the Kennedy campaign is working void of an existing party infrastructure.

For volunteers facing criticisms of supporting someone who will “waste” a vote, Kennedy volunteer Raynard Baker has a response for that.

“I would say look at the news cycle. If we had two tangible candidates, two strong candidates, that would be a favorable argument,” said Baker to Fox6. “”I’ve never done anything like this, had any sort of engagement like this in the past. I am deeply and strongly driven to do everything I can to get him elected.”

NEXT: Poll: Wisconsin Voters Split Over Candidates’ Handling of Issues

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