American rapper Kanye West registered as an independent presidential candidate in the State of New Jersey on Tuesday, July 28. That’s what the state election commission’s website says.
The musician collected signatures from 1,327 registered voters in the state. The presidential candidates in the November elections have to overcome at least 800 signatures. West gave his address in Wyoming as his place of residence.
The rapper hasn’t got the campaign slogan yet.
Now, until July 31, those who wish to do so can express their objections to West’s candidacy. Previously, that was an obstacle to his independent candidate’s registration in Illinois. There they complained about the authenticity of one third of the 3.2 thousand signatures submitted by the rapper.
Previously, he had registered as an independent candidate in Missouri and Oklahoma.
On July 5, West said he would run for president of the United States. He plans to compete as an independent candidate, but in several states, the deadline to collect votes had passed by then. On July 20, it was reported that the rapper did not provide signatures for the South Carolina ballot.
The next US presidential election will be held on November 3. The candidate from the Democrats is expected to be former Vice President Joseph Biden, from the Republicans – the current head of state Donald Trump.