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US Elections 2020: Is Kanye West still running for president?

The short answer is, yes.
The Atlanta born rapper and fashion designer, married to actor Kim Kardashian, is in the contention, albeit theoretically, for becoming the US president.
West announced his decision to run for US presidency on July 4 via twitter, saying “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future.”

Since announcing his late bid for the White House, West has tried hard to meet the nomination deadlines and submit other documents across the states.
The controversial rapper has now been listed on the ballot in 13 states, including Colorado, Oklahoma and Vermont. Kanye is running under the banner of “Birthday Party” and has selected preacher and life coach Michelle Tidball as his running mate.
West’s run for the Oval office has been a concern for the Democrats, who have accused Republicans of working for his campaign, amid fears that a diversion of Black votes to him could hurt Democrat nominee Joe Biden’s chances of becoming the next president.
Kanye had replied to this assertion in an interview to Forbes in July, saying, “I’m not denying it, I just told you. To say that the Black vote is Democratic is a form of racism and white supremacy.”
The enraging coronavirus crisis, and its response by the Trump administration, alongside new emerging poll data, has however cast doubts over whether Kanye will even be a factor going into Election Day, with Biden now enjoying a significant lead over Trump nationally.

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