Leading American rapper, singer, entrepreneur, producer and one of the 100 highest-earning personalities in the world, 43-year-old Kanye West announced his candidacy for the US presidential election on July 5 this month. Kanye West surprised many by announcing his candidacy just four months before the US presidential election, and some thought he was joking. However, Kanye West has now submitted nomination forms from the state of Oklahoma for the presidential election.
The Associated Press (AP) reported that the singer submitted her nomination form on July 16, citing a female Oklahoma Election Board spokeswoman. Election Board spokesman Musha Moher said two other presidential candidates, including Kanye West from Oklahoma, would run as independents. Kanye West also paid a 35,000 $ fee to submit a nomination form for the presidential election, while he also submitted documents regarding other prerequisites for the election.
Independent presidential candidate Kanye West has qualified for the General Election ballot in Oklahoma. (Today is Oklahoma's deadline for Independent & Unrecognized Party presidential candidates to file statements of candidacy with their petitions or filing fee.)— Oklahoma State Election Board (@OKelections) July 15, 2020
The US broadcaster USA Today reported that there were reports that Kanye West had filed papers as a candidate for a party called (BDY), as the singer had said a few days earlier that he was a candidate for a party called The Birthday. However, the Oklahoma Election Board confirmed in a tweet that Kanye West had filed papers as an independent. Although Kanye West received a nomination form from a state for the presidential election, it is still thought that he will not run in the election.
In addition, it is being speculated that Kanye West may also submit nomination forms in a few other states. A few days ago, Kanye West announced that he would not support Donald Trump, saying that if he were elected president, his victory should be considered as an appointment by God. Kanye West had said in an interview that he had received a signal from God to run for the presidency and that if he won the 2020 presidential election, his victory would be considered his appointment by God.
The US presidential election will be held on November 3 and the last date for registration of independent candidates in various states was July 4, 2020. However, registration for independent candidates can still be done in many states. The race for the 46th president of the United States will be between Donald Trump of the Republican Party and Joe Biden of the Democratic Party. In addition to Donald Trump and Joe Biden, several independent and smaller parties will run for president.