Kanye West’s plan to become independent in November is already destined to fail because he has missed deadlines to add his name to the presidential vote in six states.
Out of a total of 538 Electoral College votes, West would already miss 102 of those votes if he successfully reached the vote in other states – since the record date has passed for North Carolina, Texas, New York, Maine, New Mexico, and Indiana.
The 43-year-old rapper announced on Saturday evening that he ran for President in November, even though he swore in December 2016 – after Donald Trump won
“We must now deliver on America’s promise by trusting God, uniting our vision, and building our future,” West tweeted with the hashtag # 2020VISION. “I’m running for the President of the United States!”
West should act quickly to avoid losing 85 new Electoral College votes, as seven other voting deadlines come this month.
Rapper Kanye West’s bid for president could be short-lived as he missed several key deadlines to make the November presidential election in at least six states.
West revealed on Independence Day on Saturday that he is running for president as an independent in 2020, calling on people to “ realize America’s promise by trusting God, uniting our vision, and building our future. ”
In December 2016, after Trump won, West said he would not become president until 2024
His wife, Kim Kardashian West, expressed support for his run and tweeted an American flag emoji with his announcement
Billionaire Elon Musk also said that West has his “full support.”
Musk and West have a documented friendship, with the rapper tweeting a picture of them on Wednesday
Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and West Virginia all have deadlines for July.
However, he could run as a enrollment candidate in these states. While the rules for this type of candidacy vary from state to state, in many states they do not count or are counted as part of the “other” category.
The late registration – also the name of West’s 2005 album – would keep him from having a real shot at Trump and presumed Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
Reality TV star and pop culture icon Kim Kardashian West backs her decision, along with an American flag emoji.
Billionaire Elon Musk also said he supported the ambitions of the White House of West and tweeted in response, “You have my full support!”
Musk and West have a documented friendship – most recently with West posting an image of them together on Wednesday.
In 2015, Musk wrote West’s entry in Time Magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People.
West has a fluctuating relationship and supports Trump’s record.
In 2015, West hovered that he was considering a run for President, but said he would postpone his ambitions until 2024 after Trump won the election.
West has been depicted in a red Make America Great Again cap several times, including during an Oval Office meeting with the President. He also tweeted his support for Trump, claiming he would have voted for him if he had voted in general in the presidential election.
In December 2016, West met the President-elect and claimed, “I wanted to meet Trump today to discuss multicultural issues. These issues include bullying, teacher support, curriculum modernization and violence in Chicago. I think it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future president if we really want change. ‘
In February 2017, West changed his tune and dropped all of his tweets about Trump, as reports showed the rapper hated the new president’s policies – specifically the travel ban.
Some claim West’s ambitions are just a publicity stunt to promote his new single ‘Wash Us in the Blood’, the album ‘God’s Country’ and the upcoming Yeezy model line in The Gap
Some blame West’s supposed 2020 presidential hope of being a publicity stunt to promote his new single ‘Wash Us in the Blood’ and the recent announcement of an upcoming album ‘God’s Country’.
West also announced in June that he will be bringing a version of the Yeezy model line to the Gap stores.
In addition to potentially missing the boat earning his way to the ballot paper in a handful of states, West would also need to register with the Federal Election Commission to make his candidacy official.
Registration with FEC has no deadline, but it appears that West still hasn’t, according to public records.