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It was just last week that Kanye West announced that he would be running in the 2020 Presidency race under the “Birthday Party”. As Ye officially made his campaign announcement via his Twitter account during the fourth of July holiday weekend, it looked like West might have dropped out of his chance for securing the White House. But, in true Ye fashion he still has more rolled up his sleeve.
First, according to reports from New York Magazine’s Intelligencer, since the “Wash Us In Blood” rapper missed the deadline for registration in six states and unable to meet approaching deadlines for Florida and South Carolina ballots, it all became too much for him and he decided to terminate his race. Intelligencer reported that Kanye was in the process of getting his name included on Florida’s ballot as a third-party candidate but apparently he would not have met the over 130,000 signatures needed to add Ye’s name.
Kanye began rolling out his campaign highlights and some Presidential strategy when he spoke with Forbes where he reveal he was against abortion and was not supporting Donald Trump any further.
We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States 🇺🇸! #2020VISION
— ye (@kanyewest) July 5, 2020
As of today, it seems Kanye is attempting to keep his Presidential bid alive by filing Form 1 with the Federal Election Commission that establishes candidate’s Kanye 2020 Committee as the “Principal Campaign Committee. The party is listed as BDY, which Ye has noted as the Birthday Party.
Ye still has to file Form 2 of Statement Candidacy, which means he’s spent or raised more than $5,000 in campaign activities