KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rapper Kanye West has failed in his effort to appear on the Missouri ballot as an independent presidential candidate.
West fell short in his bid by about 3,500 signatures, with only 6,557 of the ones he submitted found to be valid.
In Missouri, independent presidential candidates must submit a petition with 10,000 signatures from registered voters to be placed on the ballot.
The Missouri Secretary of State’s Office said Tuesday it had “issued a letter to Kanye West informing him of the insufficiency of his independent candidate nomination petition for President.”
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
West already had missed the deadline to qualify in several states when he announced his campaign on Twitter in early July.
Since then, Missouri is not the only state where West has failed in his presidential bid. Last week, Ohio officials said he had not submitted the required number of signatures to appear on the ballot there.
Currently, West will only be listed as a presidential candidate on ballots in Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah and Vermont.
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