Kanye West files paperwork to appear on presidential ballot in West Virginia

Elias Hubbard
August 5, 2020

US presidential hopeful Kanye West has made his running mate pick official by naming pastor Michelle Tidball on election paperwork in Arkansas.

West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner's office said Tuesday that representatives for West delivered 15,000 signatures late Monday as part of the process to get a third-party candidate's name on the November ballot. After an initial review, they say it appears he has met the filing requirements.

Kanye West is reportedly still making an effort at running for president with evangelical leader Michelle Tidball as his running mate.

Although he checked Arkansas off his list Monday, Kanye missed Kansas. and we're told there's no way he will be listed on the ballot now.

The rapper has also set his sights on getting on the ballot in Arkansas, Ohio and West Virginia as the deadlines in those states loom. To make it happen, the firm has deployed 45 people in the state. The electoral authorities, however, still have to verify the signatures, meaning it is still not guaranteed that he will wind up on the ballots in these states.

The rapper also submitted the required amount of signatures for the Illinois, Missouri, and New Jersey ballots.

Although he reached 2,500 signatures required in IL, his campaign faces three challenges, which also question the legitimacy of the signatures, along with the validity of the paperwork he submitted.

West had earlier announced her as running mate while disclosing his presidential ambition, which came as a surprise to his many. The number of states where West has qualified to be on the ballot is somewhat of a moving target.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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