Kennedy Gains Ballot Access in South Carolina

May 31, 2024

The Kennedy campaign today announced it has gained ballot access in South Carolina. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was nominated for president and Nicole Shanahan was nominated for vice president by the Alliance Party.

“I proudly accept the Alliance Party’s nomination for president of the United States,” said Kennedy. “Their leadership and members have demonstrated an inspiring commitment to values that revitalize our representative democracy.”

The Alliance Party has filed all necessary documents with the state, putting the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket on the ballot in South Carolina this fall.

“After thoroughly reviewing Presidents Biden and Trump’s past performance in office, their platforms, and their extremely narrow, ultra-partisan view of how democracy should be allowed to work to benefit all Americans, we believe Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to be the only logical choice for president,” said Jim Rex, former South Carolina State Superintendent of Education and national chair emeritus of the Alliance Party.

The campaign’s aggressive ballot access plan will ensure the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ballot access plan is fully funded with more than $15 million raised.

The Kennedy-Shanahan ticket is officially on the ballot in eight states — Utah, Michigan, California, Delaware, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Texas, and now South Carolina.

It has collected enough signatures for ballot access in nine other states — New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, New Jersey, and New York.

The Kennedy-Shanahan campaign has collected the signatures needed for ballot access in 17 states, totaling 238 electoral votes, 44% of the 538 total electoral votes nationwide.

To date, the campaign has submitted the necessary signatures to the respective Secretary of State offices or achieved party ballot access in 10 states — California, Delaware, Hawaii, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah — adding up to 180 electoral votes, which increases weekly.

On Tuesday, the campaign filed a Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint alleging CNN, President Biden, President Trump, and their campaigns engaged in flagrant violations of FEC debate laws. The complaint establishes that because CNN is illegally demanding Kennedy meet different criteria to participate than Presidents Biden and Trump, its debate is a large prohibited corporate contribution to their campaigns.

On May 1, the Kennedy campaign released results from a Zogby poll showing Kennedy beats both Presidents Biden and Trump in head-to-head matchups. Kennedy is the first independent ever to defeat both major party candidates in head-to-head matchups.