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The West’s envoy submitted the necessary paperwork and paid the $ 35,000 application fee on Wednesday, the state’s deadline to appear in the Nov. 3 presidential election, Oklahoma Board of Elections spokeswoman Misha Mohr told the Associated Press.
The news service reported that West would appear with two other independent presidential candidates – concert pianist Jade Simmons and cryptocurrency entrepreneur Brock Pierce – on the state vote.
The rapper’s late entry into the race means he has already missed the deadlines for appearing in the ballot box in half a dozen states.
The news of the filing came shortly after Steve Kramer, an adviser who said he was hired to help West get to the ballot box by collecting signatures in two key states, said West lost his race in 2020.
“He’s out,” Kramer told New York Magazine The Intelligencer.
However, TMZ reported that West took its first official step against its White House bid by applying to the Federal Electricity Commission (FEC) on Wednesday.
TMZ reported that West submitted the organization form, which stated that the Kanye 2020 Committee will serve as the “main campaign committee” with West as the candidate.
However, West has reportedly not submitted the second necessary form, a candidacy statement. The FEC requires candidates to demonstrate that they have collected or spent more than $ 5,000 on campaign activity before being considered a candidate under federal campaign finance laws.
West previously said he would run during a new party he forms called The Birthday Party.
He tweeted it on July 4th he ran as president, apparently 2020.
“We must now realize the promise of the United States by trusting God, uniting our vision and building our future. I am running for the President of the United States!” he wrote.
We must now fulfill the United States promise by trusting in God, uniting our vision, and building our future. I’m running for US President! # 2020VISION
– Ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
In a subsequent interview with Forbes, West – once a constant supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpProgressive group launches M-pro-Biden ad buy targeting young voters Ilhan Omar: GOP’s response to calls for police reform “was evil” White House considers travel for members, families of the Chinese Communist Party: report MORE – said he “removed the red hat”, referring to the president’s signature “Make America Great Again” hat that West has used publicly in the past.
“It seems like a big mess to me,” West continued, 43. “One of the main reasons I wore the red hat as a protest against the segregation of the voices in the black society. … Other than the fact that I like Trump hotels and the saxophones in the lobby. “
West, who said he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, told Forbes that he would run as an abortion candidate and anti-vaccine candidate, citing his religious beliefs.
West said he has never voted in his life, but if he becomes president, he plans to run the White House in the image of Wakanda, the secret fictional African country in “Black Panther.”
“Let’s see if the appointment is until 2020 or if it is 2024 – because God appoints the president. If I win 2020, it was God’s appointment. If I win 2024, it was God’s appointment, West Forbes said.
The rapper, married to the reality TV star Kim Kardashian WestKimberly (Kim) Noel Kardashian WestHillicon Valley: Twitter Accounts About Obama, Biden, Musk, Others Compromised | US announces sanctions against Huawei on human rights violations | Pompeo’s ‘Safe’ Foreign Opponents Will Intervene in Trump’s Election: “Shouldn’t Be Difficult” for Kanye West to Remove Votes from Biden Trump in Kanye West’s Presidential Election: “He Will Always Be for Us” MORE, received 2 percent of the vote in a national presidential poll conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies following his announcement.