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RFK Jr.’s campaign claims he’s gained ballot access in Mississippi; secretary of state’s office says he hasn’t

The Mississippi Secretary of State's Office said Tuesday that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s "We The People" party had not yet filed the proper paperwork to be on this November's presidential ballot (Photo courtesy of Team Kennedy)

Hours after Team Kennedy issued a press release stating Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s “We The People” party had gained ballot access in Mississippi, the secretary of state’s office is saying differently.

A spokesperson for Secretary Michael Watson told SuperTalk Mississippi News on Tuesday morning that the We The People party – which was formed with the sole purpose of getting Kennedy on the presidential ballot while avoiding signature thresholds required for an unaffiliated candidate – has been informed on multiple occasions that it has not filed the proper paperwork in Mississippi. On Monday evening, the party claimed it had already been approved in Mississippi.

“We The People has not filed all of the required paperwork, and we have communicated this with them on multiple occasions,” the spokesperson said.

Team Kennedy has been contacted about the conflicting reports, saying that SuperTalk Mississippi News’ inquiry is “under consideration.” The deadline to file paperwork, according to the Secretary of State’s Office, is Sept. 6 with the general election set for Nov. 5.

Kennedy, the son of former U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, is an environmental attorney turned politician. After originally announcing that he would be seeking the presidency on the Democratic ticket, he decided last fall to run as a third-party candidate instead. We The People, along with the Texas Independent Party, was created by his campaign as an unorthodox route to achieving ballot access.

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