When Kim Kardashian’s husband announced his candidacy for President of the United States, nobody knew what to think. Was it a prank? Was it album promo? Or is Kanye West really trying to become the 46th president?
We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States 🇺🇸! #2020VISION
— ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
All we know for sure is that it’s complicated. On July 15th, The Independent ran a story claiming that the “Gold Digger” rapper had already dropped out. A voting consultant named Steve Kramer, who was reportedly hired by Ye to get out the vote and get him on the ballot, had the bad news: “He’s out… I’ll let you know what I know once I get all our stuff canceled.”
But that might not be the case. A day later, The Hill reported that West is now on the ballot in his first state: Oklahoma. The paperwork has been filed and fees have been paid, so voters in the Sooner State will be able to cast a ballot for Yeezy in November. Ye has already missed the filing deadline for several states, though, so the only votes he will receive there would be write-ins.
According to Federal Election Commission filings, Kanye’s “Birthday Party” is a real thing, with “Kanye 2020” as his principal campaign committee.
Will you be voting for Kanye? If so, you might not be alone, because according to a new poll, he’s already trending at 2% support among eligible voters.
Biden 48% (+8)
Jorgensen (L) 1%
Hawkins (G) 1%
— Political Polls (@PpollingNumbers) July 13, 2020