- Kanye West seems to enjoy leaving the world guessing about the state of his potential presidency
- The hip hop giant is reportedly back in the race after filing a last-minute submission in the state of Oklahoma
- This means Kanye may stand as an independent candidate against Joe Biden and current President Donald Trump
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Kanye West can still be the president of the United States of America by the end of 2020. After a back-and-forth which involved him allegedly not registering in time, it has now been reported that the rapper registered his candidacy in the state of Oklahoma on Wednesday.
According to TMZ, Kanye had filed the ‘Form 1 Statement of Organisation’ with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). This form is a declaration that the Kanye Committee will head the campaign for his candidacy.
The media mogul is yet to file the follow-up form which will show whether his team has raised $5 000 or more in campaign activity under federal campaign law.
Kanye managed to make the deadline by registering his candidacy in the state of Oklahoma on Wednesday, 15 July.
According to The Guardian, a representative filed the documents and paid $35 000 to run as an independent candidate.
Legit.ng previously reported that the Kanye West had pulled out of the race. According to reports, the 43-year-old hired staff to try to get him on the ballot in several states. They were working in Florida and other states which have a July deadline to be included on the ballot as a third-party candidate.
West had already missed the deadline in several states and staffers claimed he had pulled out.
The rapper started attempts to get his name on the ballot as a third-party candidate to mount a challenge against President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden.
In similar news, South African rapper AKA joined the list of people who support the All Of The Lights hitmaker, Kanye West.
AKA told a social media user who was criticising Kanye for treating the election as a "joke" to address Kanye as Dr West. The star was given an honorary doctorate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015.
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