Despite hosting a bizarre rally in South Carolina over the weekend it doesn’t seem like Kanye West will be on the Presidential ballot in the state.
Before hosting the rally, Kanye pleaded with fans in South Carolina to sign a petition to get him on the ballot.
— ye (@kanyewest) July 18, 2020
Unfortunately, Kanye didn’t submit any of the 10,000 petition signatures needed by the Monday deadline to get him on the ballot.
— Jamie Lovegrove (@jslovegrove) July 20, 2020
Via Post And Courier
Rapper Kanye West did not submit any of the 10,000 petition signatures needed to get on South Carolina’s 2020 presidential ballot by Monday’s noon deadline despite hosting a rally in the state the previous day.
By the time the deadline passed at noon, neither West nor any representative from his makeshift campaign had arrived to deliver the petition to the South Carolina Election Commission, according to commission spokesman Chris Whitmire. No “Late Registration” will be allowed.
West had run ads on social media in South Carolina over the weekend asking voters to sign the petition and had dispatched people to locations around the Charleston area to try to collect signatures.
Kanye could still get on the ballot if he receives a presidential nomination from a certified political party in the state.
West’s only remaining path in South Carolina would be to receive the presidential nomination of one of the 10 certified political parties in the state. He had previously announced that he would be running as a candidate under the self-created “Birthday Party.”
kanye has been put on the ballot in Oklahoma but hopefully he gets talked out of running for President after the South Carolina fiasco.
Independent presidential candidate Kanye West has qualified for the General Election ballot in Oklahoma. (Today is Oklahoma's deadline for Independent & Unrecognized Party presidential candidates to file statements of candidacy with their petitions or filing fee.)
— Oklahoma State Election Board (@OKelections) July 15, 2020