Kanye West is asking fans to sign a petition requiring him to be added to the presidential ballot in South Carolina.
It follows his statement previously this month that he means to run for the White House under the banner of The Birthday Party – “because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday”.
He certified to appear on the ballot in Oklahoma previously today, however appears to have actually missed out on the cut-off in South Carolina.
Both states had a due date of Wednesday, according to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
A tweet sent out from West’s account stated: “If you’re a voter in South Carolina, please sign this petition to place me on the ballot. Sponsored by Ye 2020.”
The petition is being moneyed by the Kanye 2020 political committee, which submitted documentation with the FEC today.
It is not clear how severe the 43- year-old star – who is stated to have a net worth of $1.3 bn – has to do with his political aspirations.
When he revealed his intentions on 5 July, he stated he desired to “realise the promise of America by trusting God”, winning the support of Tesla president Elon Musk.
In the past, nevertheless, he has actually revealed assistance for Donald Trump, going to the president in the Oval Office.
New york city Publication’s Intelligencer has actually recommended he will not attempt to change Mr Trump, reporting that West consultant Steve Kramer stated “he’s out”.
The Kanye 2020 committee has actually submitted a declaration organisation type, likewise called the FEC Type 1.
The FEC stated the next action would be submitting a declaration of candidateship, or the FEC Type 2.
That is done when a person has actually raised or invested more than $5,000 dollars (₤ 3,900), activating candidateship status.
Since Friday, there was no record of a Kanye 2020 FEC Type 2 online.