020 has been a whirlwind of a year. With an election just around the corner, we shouldn’t be surprised to see rapper and producer Kanye West in the presidential bid. West, who was once supportive of President Donald Trump recently announced he had parted ways with his support towards Trump and would launch his own presidential bid.
Where is Kayne West Running?
Since Kayne announced his presidential bid in July, he has been gathering signatures to get on the ballot in several states. Rumors have it that Democrats claim Republicans are pushing West's candidacy in several swing states to shift Black votes away from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
As of last week, Kanye West had made the ballot in five states: Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Vermont. West has now added three states to this list: Idaho, Minnesota, and Tennessee, bringing his running total to eight states.
What are Kanye West’s Chances of Winning?
Even though Kanye successfully turned in 1,022 verified signatures in Idaho, meeting the state’s 1,000-signature minimum requirement, he technically has no mathematical chance at winning the 270 electoral votes necessary to become president because he missed the filing deadline in key states.
Is Kanye Really Running to Win?
Probably a question most of us have asked ourselves since finding out Kanye was running for President. In all fairness, who knows what’s even real in the world anymore. It really seems like Kanye West is running his own campaign so he can hurt Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
In a recent interview where this exact question was brought up, West replied,
“I’m not going to argue with you. Jesus is King.” But later that day, West tweeted, “the goal is to win.”
*insert confused face emoji here*.
Kanye’s Political Support
The numbers are where the proof really lies. A recent Politico-Morning Consult poll found Kanye West with 2% support nationally. These numbers were found in black respondents, Hispanics, and Generation Z voters.