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Tue Jun 11, 2024, 05:40 AM Yesterday

New York voters backed by DNC sue to keep Robert F. Kennedy Jr. off ballot

Source: USA Today

Published 8:03 p.m. ET June 10, 2024 | Updated 8:18 p.m. ET June 10, 2024

WASHINGTON ― Two New York residents backed by the Democratic National Committee have sued Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to try to keep the independent presidential candidate off the November ballot in their state, accusing his campaign of submitting invalid petition signatures and engaging in fraudulent activities to collect them.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in the New York Supreme Court in Nassau County, is the first ballot-access lawsuit targeting Kennedy so far coordinated by the DNC, which has been scrutinizing Kennedy's efforts to qualify for states' ballots across the country.

The two plaintiffs, Elaine Portuondo Smith and Andrena Wyatt, claim that about 115,000 of the 146,135 signatures submitted last month by Kennedy's "We the People" signature collecting program are invalid, putting Kennedy well below the 45,000-singature threshold required to make it on New York's ballot.

They argue some signatures lack dates or addresses, with no city or town listed. Others are illegible or signed by non-registered voters, they said, among a long list of other objections.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2024/06/10/robert-f-kennedy-sued-in-new-york-over-ballot-access-petitions/74050530007/

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New York voters backed by DNC sue to keep Robert F. Kennedy Jr. off ballot (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Yesterday OP
I think RFK will steal more voted from the convicted felon than President Biden RAB910 Yesterday #1
not a risk worth taking if he can b knocked off the ballot. mopinko Yesterday #2
Brain worms are not eligible to be on the ballot LiberalFighter Yesterday #3
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