Nearly 'Late Registration' — Kanye West files to appear on Ohio presidential ballot on deadline day

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Posted at 4:29 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 16:29:01-04

CLEVELAND — Fashion designer, businessman, rap star and spouse of Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, filed petitions and declarations of candidacy to appear as a presidential candidate on the Ohio General Election ballot in November on Wednesday, the last day he was able to do so.

A representative for West's presidential campaign confirmed that enough signatures were signed to a petition to add himself and Vice Presidential candidate Michelle Tidball to the Nov. 3 ballot in the state. The deadline to file was 90 days before the election, which is Wednesday, Aug. 5.

Many of the electors on West's paperwork have Northeast Ohio, including four people who share the same Lakewood address, and seven electors who live on the same street in Cleveland.

View West's candidacy paperwork from the Secretary of State's office here.

West and Tidball have filed as independent candidates, according to a statement from the office of Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose.

If their petition is approved, they will join Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden on the ballot for the Nov. 3. election.

West announced that he would be running for president on Twitter on July 4.

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