Kanye West Announces He’s A Candidate For President In 2020
Kanye West used Independence Day July 4th to make the surprise announcement that he is a candidate for president this year.
The seemingly serious announcement on Twitter set off a firestorm on social media.
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” he wrote. “I am running for president of the United States.”
The reaction to the announcement was swift and not altogether positive.
West’s wife Kin Kardashian replied to his Tweet with and American flag and Elon Musk immediately declared his support.
Others suggested that West was running merely to siphon votes from Biden to give Trump – who he has praised repeatedly in the past – a victory.
What’s Next For Candidate Kanye
It is not clear that West has filed any of the complex web of paperwork and voter signatures needed to get on the ballot in all 50 states.
Even the best-run third-party campaigns struggle in the US, but they have been known to swing elections.
In 1992, Ross Perot drew 19% of the vote as an independent presidential candidate. In 2000, Ralph Nader and the Green Party took less than 3% but was widely believed to have cost Al Gore the presidency.