Kanye West has reportedly failed to get on the presidential ballot in the states of Missouri and Wyoming as an Independent for the 2020 presidential election.
“Today our office issued a letter to Kanye West informing him of the insufficiency of his independent candidate nomination petition for President,” reads a tweet from the Missouri secretary of state’s office. The post was noted by the Hill in a piece published Tuesday. (RELATED: Kanye West Meets With White House Advisor Jared Kushner)
“The petition was determined to have 6,557 valid signatures of the required 10,000,” it added.
Today our office issued a letter to Kanye West informing him of the insufficiency of his independent candidate nomination petition for President. The petition was determined to have 6,557 valid signatures of the required 10,000. pic.twitter.com/vxOSk8WCD3
— Missouri SOS Office (@MissouriSOS) August 25, 2020
In Wyoming, a state official said the 43-year-old rapper reportedly didn’t “submit any of the 4,025 required signatures by the Monday deadline,” per the Casper Star Tribune. (RELATED: Kanye Fails To Get On Presidential Ballot In South Carolina As Family And Friends Reportedly Worry About Him)
Independent candidate “Mr. Brock Pierce submitted signatures for verification. Mr. Kanye West did not,” Will Dinneen, spokesman for the Wyoming secretary of state’s office, said in an email to the outlet.
According to the report: “West reportedly attempted to gather signatures in Wyoming starting on Aug. 17, often doing so near polling locations during the state’s primary this month, which is illegal.”
It all comes after West tweeted earlier in August all the states he said he was on the presidential ballot for in 2020.
“Praise God … look at all the ballots we’re on ,” the rapper and musician wrote. “On, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Vermont, West Virginia, Colorado, Iowa, Utah, Minnesota, Tennessee, Virginia.”
Praise God … look at all the ballots we’re on On ????
— ye (@kanyewest) August 21, 2020
His comments came on the same day reports surfaced that he had failed to get on the ballot in his home state of Illinois.