Kanye West recently announced that he will be running for President at the 2020 elections. But looks like his plan is failing as he missed key deadlines to add his name in the ballot in six states.
Kanye has already missed out on approximately 102 votes out of 538 electoral college votes. And even that is possible if he makes his way onto the ballot in other states successfully. The registration dates for North Carolina, Texas, New York, Maine, New Mexico, and Indiana have already passed.
The rapper took to his social media handle on Saturday to announce he will be running for President this November. In his tweet, he talked about realizing the promise of America by trusting God. He further said to do that we would have to unify our vision and build our future. And then he announced he is running for Presidency.
Kanye would need to move as quickly as possible to avoid losing more votes of electoral colleges. Seven other states’ deadlines are lined up for this month. The states with deadlines this month include Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
Kanye could run in these states as a write-in candidate. However, rules for such candidacy differ in various states. In many states, this does not count and the tally is done as a part of the other category.
The late registration might prevent him from standing against Trump and presumed candidate, Joe Biden. After Kanye took to social media to announce his decision, his wife Kim Kardashian showed him support by retweeting his tweet with an American flag emoji. Billionaire Elon Musk also showed his support by taking to his social media. He tweeted saying Kanye has his full support.
Elon and Kanye have recently shown their friendship when Kanye posted a picture with him on social media. Elon Musk has previously claimed that he was the inspiration behind Kanye’s White House ambitions.
Kanye has a fluctuating relationship with Donald Trump. Back in 2015, Kanye showed his interest in running for President but said he will hold it off until 2024 after Trump won the election. Kanye has been spotted donning the ‘Make America Great Again’ cap several times including during an Oval Office meeting with Trump.
Kanye also has previously taken to Twitter to show his support to Trump by saying he would have voted for him had he voted in the presidential election in general. In 2016, Kanye met with the President and claimed he wanted to meet him to discuss multicultural issues. The issues included bullying, modernizing curriculums, supporting teachers, and violence in Chicago. He said a direct line of communication is necessary with the President if we want to make changes.
However, in 2017, Kanye deleted all his tweets about Trump. Sources claimed he did not like the new policies especially the travel ban.
Meanwhile, some people are accusing Kanye of announcing his move to run for President as a publicity stunt. They claim it can be for his new music Wash Us in the Blood’ and the recent announcement of an upcoming album ‘God’s Country.’
Kanye recently signed a 10-year deal with Gap to make his products more accessible at a reasonable rate. He has always been wanting to make clothing for the masses. Kanye has not shied away from being open about his desire as well. By signing the deal with Gap, it seems like he is fulfilling his desires.
Kanye signed the 10-year deal with Gap to produce a new fashion line called ‘Yeezy Gap’. It will be introduced in the stores from 2021. The new fashion line will sell for typical Gap prices. It will be priced less than $100 per item. This would mean that it will be widely accessible to everybody. It will also be reasonable than the actual Yeezy clothing line.
Although after missing out a few ballots in a handful of states, Kanye has to register with the Federal Election Commission to make his candidacy official. It looks like he has not done that yet, although it does not have a deadline.
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