Can Kanye West Actually Run For President in 2020?

Headline Roundup July 5th, 2020

On July 4, Kanye West once again tweeted his plans to run for president. He ended this tweet with the hashtag #2020VISION, leading many to speculate that West will attempt to run during this year's election cycle instead of in 2024 as he confirmed last year. Among West's supporters is Elon Musk, who responded almost immediately to West's tweet.

Coverage from all sides of the political spectrum analyzed West's chances at winning the 2020 election; some said that he would have to gain support from a smaller political party or run as an independent to get on the 2020 ballot. Voices from all sides also speculated that West's presidential bid is a ploy to help Donald Trump win by stealing votes from Biden.

Can Kanye West Actually Run For President in 2020?

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ANALYSIS

Some people on Twitter are convinced that a Kanye West presidential run is a plot to help President Donald Trump defeat his Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Those commenters are theorizing that Kanye would be more likely to draw votes from the Democrat in the race, Biden, although, of course, who knows if West is even serious? “The amount of people I see actually considering Kanye is scary, every vote that isn’t for Biden is a vote for Trump,” wrote one concerned Twitter user.

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Kanye West has a supporter in his wife Kim Kardashian.

On Saturday, West, 43, announced on Twitter his intention to run for president, seemingly in the upcoming 2020 election.

"We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future," he said online. "I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION."

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From the Left
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If Kanye West is serious about running for president, the rapper and fashion designer will face major obstacles to mounting a serious campaign less than four months before the 3 November election.

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West said he was running in a Twitter post on Saturday, the Fourth of July holiday.

If so, he will have to work fast to get his name on the ballot alongside Donald Trump and the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden...

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