RFK Jr. Fails To Qualify For CNN Presidential Debate

Article originally appeared on www.dailywire.com.

Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. failed to qualify for the first presidential debate of the 2024 election cycle that CNN set to host in one week.

CNN said the qualification window closed after midnight on Thursday, with President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump meeting the requirements.

Kennedy did not meet the criteria to appear, a CNN spokesperson told NBC News. He missed the threshold to qualify in two key areas.

Candidates needed to receive at least 15% in four national polls approved by CNN. Kennedy only earned that percentage in three of the accepted surveys.

In addition, Kennedy is not on a sufficient number of state ballots to reach the requisite 270 electoral vote threshold to win the presidency.

Kennedy’s signature-gathering effort has gained him ballot access in six states as of Thursday, according to The New York Times, which totals just 89 Electoral College votes.

In a statement, Kennedy said his …

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