- American rapper, Kanye West, has reportedly pulled out of the US presidential race
- According to reports, the 43-year-old hired staff to try to get him on the ballot in several states
- They were working in Florida and other states which have a July deadline to be included on the ballot as a third-party candidate
- West had already missed the deadline in several states and staffers claim he has pulled out
- This comes two weeks after announcing his intentions to run for president of the United States
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American rapper and businessman, Kanye West, has reportedly dropped out of the US presidential race, barely two weeks after he announced his decision to run for The Oval Office.
Intelligencer reports that West hired campaign staff who were looking into getting his name listed as a third-party candidate in Florida and other states. However, West had already missed the deadline in many of the states.
An election strategist hired by West, Steve Kramer, revealed on Thursday, July 9 has revealed he is out.
"I’ll let you know what I know once I get all our stuff cancelled. We had over 180 people out there today,' Kramer initially told Intelligencer when the Florida campaign came to an end.
I have nothing good or bad to say about Kanye. Everyone has their personal decision about why they make decisions. Running for president has to be one of the hardest things for someone to actually contemplate at that level," he added.
West had started attempts to get his name on the ballot as a third-party candidate to mount a challenge against President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden.
One source said they had been approached to go to Florida to collect the signatures needed to make the ballot in the state by Wednesday's deadline.
To appear on the ballot in the state in November, West would need 132,781 signatures by July 15.
Kramer said they had overwhelming support to get him on the ballot and that whether anybody is going to vote for him or not is up to them.
The rapper is yet to make an official announcement.
Recall earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that the rapper may have suffered some major setbacks following recent revelations making the rounds in the online community.
According to reports by NME, the business mogul missed the voter registration deadline in some states. This means the intending president missed the chance to appear on the ballot paper in six states across the country.
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Source: Yen News