Okay, someone get me a bottle of Advil, because my neck is sore from all the constant whiplash from the news about Kanye West’s alleged 2020 Presidential bid. It’s like the “She’s my sister, she’s my daughter” slap scene in Chinatown. Except it’s, “He’s running for President! He’s not running for President! No wait, he is running for President!” Twelve days ago, Kanye announced he was doing what he promised back in 2015, which was that he would be running for President of the United States of America. Then it was rumored his announcement was simply part of a bipolar episode. But then he appeared on a poll with 2% support. And when Michael K last checked in yesterday, it looked like Kanye had filed the first stage of forms, although the strategist Kanye hired claimed Kanye was out of the race.
It’s now being reported that Kanye’s name is officially a Presidential voting option in the state of Oklahoma. He has also reportedly filled out the second stage of forms required for a bid. So, the possibility of First Lady Kimberly Kardashian is back on the table.
TMZ , which seems to be Kanye’s campaign manager at this point, published the documents his campaign recently filed with the Oklahoma Election Board. And Kanye has listed his address as his property in Cody, Wyoming.
Kanye also tried to file in the state of Florida, but he missed the deadline. But it looks like he’s trying to get on the ballot in more states. TMZ says that Kanye has just filled out the FEC Form 2 with the Federal Election Commission. The forms were reportedly filled out very early this morning, at 12:34 Eastern Time. Form 2 is called a Statement of Candidacy, which shows he’s raised the $5000 required for candidacy status. Much like his first round of forms, Kanye has listed that he’ll be running as a candidate of The Birthday Party, or BDY as it’s listed on his forms.
Kanye can now file to appear on other ballots across the US. Except along with Florida, you won’t find his name on ballots in Maine, North Carolina, New York, Indiana, Texas, and New Mexico.
All that most recent form proves is that Kanye was able to successfully spend $5000 in campaign-related expenses. He probably racked up that much in data charges while trying to FaceTime his wife in California about his campaign. “Kanye you’ll have to call back, I can’t get my 800-watt feature-blurring ring light to work, and I refuse to have this conversation with so much visible definition on my face.”
Pics: Wenn.com, Oklahoma Election Board