On July 4, 2020, musician Kanye West announced on Twitter he is running for President of the United States, tweeting, “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” . But then, on July 20, 2020, West tweeted, “Ima focus on the music now.”
According to a YouGov survey of nearly 5,500 people, 61% believe West’s presidential campaign is a publicity stunt, while 14% do not know, and 5% of respondents feel his campaign is legitimate.
Since then he has been placed on the Oklahoma ballot after paying a $35,000 filing fee. Though filing deadlines have already passed in many states, so West cannot be on the ballot in all 50 states.
Federally, the only form he has had to file was his Form 1 (Statement of Candidacy) which was filed on July 15, 2020 and has a Wyoming mailing address where apparently West has a ranch. The form states he is with the Birthday Party. The website URL listed on his Form 1 notes it was registered in Great Britain. The website is inactive at the time of this publication.
So, while West has officially filed with the Federal Election Commission, so has “Gay Kanye West Fish” with the Communist Party and “Kanye Deez Nutz West” of the Green Party.
West’s first campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina was not well received by the crowd, causing many to leave quickly after snapping a few pictures. West was wearing a flack jacket that stated “SECURITY” across the front. He did not make the deadline to be included on the South Carolina ballot.
So, we know West will not be on the ballot in all 50 states. Who will be? There are three presidential candidates expected to be on the ballot in all 50 states and they are Democrat Joe Biden, Libertarian Jo Jorgensen, and Republican Donald Trump. These are the three who have a mathematical chance in obtaining enough electoral votes to be in the White House from 2021 through 2025.