Kanye West will appear on Colorado ballots in November
Rapper Kanye West successfully earned a spot on the Colorado ballot for November’s election, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office said Thursday.
West’s name will appear on the Centennial State’s ballot, Secretary of State’s Office spokesperson Betsy Hart confirmed, in the rapper’s latest win in his efforts to earn a spot on several states’ ballots.
Colorado requires presidential candidates to pay a $1,000 fee, submit notarized statements and receive support from nine electors who are registered to vote in the state, The Denver Post reported.
At least one Republican operative assisted West in his filing, which was completed Wednesday. His list of electors includes at least three registered Republicans, four unaffiliated voters and two registered Democrats, all from the Denver metro area, according to the newspaper.
Hart told the Post that election officials are reviewing paperwork from other possible candidates and will release a list on Friday of those who will appear on the ballot.
Matching his filings in other states, West named Wyoming spiritual coach Michelle Tidball as his vice presidential candidate.
The rapper, who had been a supporter of President Trump, announced he would run for president on the Fourth of July. Since then, he has filed to appear on several ballots and held a rally in South Carolina, just before missing the deadline for that state.
West has missed the deadline to file for several states including Texas, Michigan and Florida. The rapper has filed to appear on the Ohio and Oklahoma ballots and had gathered enough signatures for the Illinois, New Jersey and Missouri ballots.
But he withdrew his petition for a spot on the New Jersey ballot after being accused of election fraud with his signature submissions, and Illinois officials are questioning his signatures and paperwork in their state.
West, who is married to Kim Kardashian West, earned 2 percent of the vote in one national poll last month.