West, who announced his White House campaign on July 4, filed a nomination paper with the Federal Election Commission last week, mentioning “BDY” – the birthday party – as his party affiliation. he tweeted Saturday for supporters to get it voted in South Carolina.
“Hi guys, sign up to put me on the ballot in South Carolina at one of these places,” he said, listing eight sites and a link to the website. kanye2020.country. “You can also register on the website. “
The 43-year-old’s late entry into the election campaign comes as former Vice President Joe Biden leads Trump by 9 percentage points, according to the RealClearPolitics poll average. West did not sign up for any major polls, even among voters opposed to Trump or Biden.
Over the past two weeks, questions have arisen about West’s intentions, with New York Magazine citing Steve Kramer, a voting specialist West had hired, saying West had given up, and TMZ reporting that his family were concerned about his mental health. That changed on Wednesday, when he suddenly filed for the November ballot in Oklahoma.
“It’s recorded in, I think, two states,” a source close to West’s campaign said. “It’s such a baby organization that it doesn’t even have a logo yet.”