RFK Jr. inches toward joining debate with Trump and Biden with Minnesota success

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced he submitted the required signatures to put him on Minnesota’s ballot and surpass eligibility for 270 electoral votes, pushing him another step closer to qualifying for June’s presidential debate. 

A press release from the campaign confirmed Kennedy submitted 3,300 signatures in Minnesota. Kennedy now claims ballot access in 19 states with 278 electoral votes. Half of the states where he has submitted the necessary signatures for ballot access have not yet verified his submission.

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., left, and running mate Nicole Shanahan, right, pose for photos with supporters during a campaign stop, Monday, May 13, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The independent candidate now has one marker to reach before making it to the June 27 debate: reaching 15% in four qualifying national polls. 

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