RFK Jr.’s ballot access wins and losses this week

With less than two weeks from the first presidential debate, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his campaign are hustling to get on as many state ballots as possible to be eligible for the debate on CNN, which requires a candidate to be able to win at least 270 electoral votes.

The independent presidential candidate announced Friday that he’s qualified for the ballot in 19 states, which could earn him 278 votes, but at least 10 of those states have yet to certify that his submissions are valid.

Because Kennedy is running as an independent, he must go through the arduous process of collecting millions of signatures, which then have to be certified by the states.

He has faced several hiccups in his signature collection efforts, with the most pressing one coming from his efforts in Nevada.

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