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RFK Jr. Eliminated from Libertarian Party's Presidential Nomination During First Round of Voting

• By Cassandra MacDonald

Kennedy received 19 votes, which represents about two percent.

The candidate had accepted the nomination for the Libertarian Party and addressed the convention on Friday — despite previously saying he would not run as a Libertarian. The delegate who nominated him was met with loud booing from the rest of the convention.

The Hill reports:

Kennedy has raised a strong profile among centrists, selling himself as an anti-establishment figure suspicious of the traditions of government. Though Kennedy is widely seen as a long-shot contender against Trump and President Biden, recent polling has suggested he could be a spoiler for Trump in November.

The ex-Democrat has about 8 percent support in The Hill/Decision Desk HQ average of polls, where Trump leads Biden by just more than 1 percent.

During the convention, the Kennedy campaign handed out rubber chickens to try to get people to squeak them during Trump's speech because the former president declined to debate him.

Former President Trump also blasted Kennedy in a series of Truth Social posts in late April.

Trump said he would even "take Biden" over RFK and accused him of being a Democrat plant.

"RFK Jr. is a Democrat 'Plant,' a Radical Left Liberal who's been put in place in order to help Crooked Joe Biden, the Worst President in the History of the United States, get Re-Elected," Trump began.

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