Kanye West fails to meet ballot deadline in huge blow for presidency campaign

Kanye West fails to meet ballot deadline in huge blow for presidency campaign

Kanye West has reportedly failed to meet yet another deadline to get his name on the South Carolina ballot in his bid for the US presidency.

According to ABC News, an insider at the South Carolina Board of Elections has revealed that the rapper, 43, and his team did not file the petition required to get his name on the state’s ballot.

The ballot, that needed 10,000 signatures, was due at midday on July 20.

It comes as the latest blow in the rapper’s unlikely attempt to run for the United States presidency 2020 as a third party candidate.

Just days earlier, Kanye had desperately begged fans to sign the petition to get his name on the South Carolina ballot.

On July 18, he shared a link on Twitter and wrote: “Hi guys please sign up to put me on the ballot in South Carolina at any of these locations You can also sign up at the website.”

Kanye appears to have tried to step up his presidential bid in recent days and even launched an official rally for his campaign.

At the chaotic event, that took place in South Carolina, Kanye spoke emotionally about how his wife Kim Kardashian refused to terminate her pregnancy.

During the rambling appearance, Kanye also donned a security vest and had Kanye 2020 shaved into the back of his head.

It was actually at the start of July that Kanye revealed on Twitter his intentions of running to become president of the United States.

At the time he wrote: “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future.”

“I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION.”

Since then he has touched upon a number of his political stances that include giving women that have kids $1million and modelling the White House on the fictional Black Panther city of Wakanda.

Although national polls suggested that he had no chance of winning and was believed to achieve as little as 2% of the vote, it didn’t stop Kanye steaming forward with his campaign.

Just last week Kanye filed a Statement of Candidacy that proved he has spent more than $5,000 in campaign expenses, and gives him candidate status by US federal law.

On the documents, obtained by TMZ, Kanye West stated that his political party was BDY, standing for Birthday Party.

Kanye has also filed to appear on the ballot in the state of Oklahoma, however he has already missed deadlines for Florida and Michigan, as well as his latest blow in South Carolina.