With the 2020 presidential election around the corner, Kanye West’s bid for the seat at the White House has been quite a turbulent one, although the rapper appears to be relentless.
On Monday, a photo of a California absentee ballot for the forthcoming election showing the 43-year-old rapper listed under the American Independent party as a candidate for vice president appeared online.
The following day, Twitter users uploaded photos of their mail-in ballots, which named ‘Ye as Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente Guerra’s running mate. De La Fuente Guerra is an American businessman and politician, who is running for President of the United States.
Why is Kanye listed as “Vice President” on my California ballot? pic.twitter.com/FfKdBoUHcB
— jackandpeach (@jackandpeach) October 7, 2020
In addition, a spot has also been confirmed for Kanye on the presidential ballot in Iowa with Michelle Tidball as his running mate. Ye revealed that Tidball, a preacher from Wyoming, would be running on his ticket for vice president during his interview with Forbes back in July.
Just got my mail-in ballot from the state of Iowa. There are 9, yes 9 choices for President, including Kanye.
— Ethelkitty (@ethelkitty) October 6, 2020
According to reports, Kanye running on De La Fuente Guerra’s ticket wasn’t the potential president’s choice. Apparently, leaders of the American Independent party chose Yeezy without consulting with him or De La Fuente Guerra.
Understandably, De La Fuente Guerra wasn’t pleased with the decision making process, but hopes for the best considering the Chicago native is popular among the 18-25 age demographic. The outlet also suggests that this could be a ploy to redirect votes away from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Kanye’s appearance on these ballots is attached to rumors that he is being used by the President Donald Trump’s administration to deter black voters from supporting Biden. Trump has denied all claims of collusion, but many believe the pair are working together despite publicly running against each other.
Since Kanye revealed he is running for president, the rapper has become the subject of reports about voter fraud while simultaneously being kicked off ballots across the country. ‘Ye has also reportedly spent more than $3 million to get placed on election ballots.