Kanye’s Small-Lived Attempt to Get on the 2020 Ballot

Kanye West.
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On July 4, Kanye West tweeted that he was running for president. It was treated as just one of his regular grandiloquent pronouncements. The tweet sparked a good deal of opinion items, cable news segments, and even a issue in an Oval Place of work interview with Donald Trump. But most people today brushed it off. In a adhere to-up job interview with Forbes, West pledged, if elected, to operate the White Residence like the country of Wakanda from Black Panther. That remark seemed to reinforce the idea that this was just a lark. Soon after all, West had formerly in comparison himself to figures different from God to Willy Wonka with out attempting to establish the Kingdom of Heaven or manufacture an Eternal Gobstopper.

But this time may well — at the very least for a minute — be unique. In accordance to several campaign gurus who spoke with Intelligencer, West took early methods past week toward receiving his identify on the ballot in Florida and other states as a 3rd-get together prospect jogging in opposition to Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

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