Caitlyn Jenner wants to join Kanye West on the ballot – at least in the states where he hasn’t already missed crucial filing deadlines.
The reality TV star, 70, wants to be considered as ‘V.P.’ for the rapper’s stated run for President of the United States of America, she told TMZ on Thursday.
However the 43-year-old sneaker designer has already missed critical due dates in key southern swing states like South Carolina and Florida – narrowing his chances of victory.
Caitlyn Jenner [L, in January] wants to join Kanye West [R, November 2019] on the ballot – at least in the states where he hasn’t already missed crucial filing deadlines
The father of Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner was asked if she would vote for Kanye, now that he’d announced his intentions for the nation’s top office.
”I texted him and said “can I be your [Vice President],’ admitted the former Olympian.
However the Black Skinhead hitmaker had already announced his intentions to name controversial Wyoming-based ‘biblical life coach’ Michelle Tidball as his running mate.
”I texted him and said “can I be your [Vice President],’ admitted the former Olympian
Meanwhile, West will make it on the presidential ballot in deep-red Oklahoma as of Wednesday after spending enough money in campaign activity to qualify for the election in November.
Amid confusion over whether the rap star will continue in his bid for the White House, West filled out both Federal Election Commission forms required to run for president and has officially made it onto the ballot in his first state.
The State Election Board in Oklahoma received a notarized document on Wednesday from West’s campaign declaring his candidacy for president as an independent.
At the top of the form to run in Oklahoma, it reads in ‘DONDA’S PLACE’ in pen handwriting.
Earlier this week West released a two-minute song honoring his mother Donda West, who died in 2007 at the age of 58. The song was released and posted to Twitter on what would have been her 71 birthday.
‘DONDA’ includes portions of West rapping and others of a recording of his mother reciting the lyrics of one of rapper KRS-One’s songs.
Oklahoma also requires a ‘$35,000 fee to run as an independent candidate,’ which the state’s election committee confirmed West had completed before the Wednesday deadline.
After spending those funds in an official campaign capacity, West now qualifies to run for president nationally under FEC laws and can make his way onto the ballot in several states.
West will officially make the presidential ballot in November in Oklahoma after spending the $35,000 fee and meeting the Federal Election Commission requirements to make a run
West filed a document to run for an independent candidate in the deep-red state of Oklahoma, which has 7 Electoral College votes, on Wednesday. At the top of the paperwork he wrote ‘DONDA’s PLACE’ in a tribute to his mother
West released a two-minute song earlier this week in honor of his late mother Donda on the day she would have turned 71. Author Donda West died in 2007 at the age of 58
West also filled out FEC Form 2: Statement of Candidacy on Thursday, which shows he raised or spent more than $5,000 in campaign activity and triggers candidacy status, allowing him to get on the November ballot
West filed out Form 2: Statement of Candidacy with the FEC on Thursday, which shows he has raised or spent more than $5,000 in campaign activity.
Upon turning in that form, West now has official candidacy status under federal campaign finance laws.
The 43-year-old billionaire filled out FEC Form 1: State of Organization, the lesser important of the two forms, on Wednesday, which declared the Kanye 2020 committee will serve as the ‘Principal Campaign Committee’ with West as its candidate.
The FEC form signals West is serious about running for president in November after announcing on July 4 that he would be seeing the White House four years earlier than he previously said.
‘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’ West tweeted on Independence Day.
The move to file the forms with the FEC and officially earn his way onto the ballot in Oklahoma comes after reports emerged Tuesday that West decided to end his campaign less than two weeks after announcing he was seeking a run.
A few hundred people are working on the ground for West already, but an election strategist told the Intelligencer on Thursday, just hours before the FEC filing dropped, ‘He’s out.’
The 43-year-old rapper filled out Form 1: State of Organization on Wednesday, which is the first form required to seek a run for the White House
The documents indicate that West (pictured with wife and pop culture icon Kim Kardashian West) is running for president under the third party ‘BDY,’ which he says stands for the Birthday Party – even though reports emerged that he was dropping out just two weeks after announcing
Steve Kramer was hired by West to focus on getting the rapper’s name on the ballot in Florida and South Carolina.
‘I’ll let you know what I know once I get all our stuff canceled,’ Kramer told the Intelligencer, which is part of New York Magazine.
‘We had over 180 people out there today,’ Kramer said of the efforts in Florida, and later added: ‘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 continued.
Hired campaign staff were reportedly told that West’s bid for president is off – but the FEC filing tells a different story.
When DailyMail.com reached out to the email on file with the FEC for West’s campaign, the message was unable to be delivered with the error message indicating the ‘recipient server is unavailable or busy.’
West announced July 4 that he is running for president in November, but did not fill out or file any FEC paperwork until Wednesday
Oklahoma, which has a population of nearly 4 million people amounting to seven Electoral College votes, is very Republican and went 65.3 per cent for Donald Trump in 2016. Less than 29 per cent voted for Hillary Clinton and nearly 6 per cent went for Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson.
West’s FEC filing shows funds for his campaign will go through First Bank of Wyoming – an unsurprising move as the Atlanta native, who lives in California with his pop culture icon wife Kim Kardashian West and their four children, has expressed his desire to move there.
On several occasions West has talked publicly about wanting to move him and his family to Wyoming and is in the process of building a massive mansion, complete with two underground garages, there now.
Immediately following his Independence Day announcement, Kardashian West, reposted his message along with an American Flag emoji – signaling her support.
West’s longtime friend and eccentric billionaire and CEO of SpaceX Elon Musk also showed his support on Twitter for the candidacy.
His presidential bid, however, could be doomed before it gets off the ground as the deadline to get on certain states’ presidential ballots are approaching or already passed.
Kardashian West issued her support for her husband on Twitter soon after the announcement was posted
West’s close friend and billionaire Elon Musk also said the rapper has his ‘full support’
The deadline to register to get on the November ballot has already passed in six states – North Carolina, Texas, New York, Maine, New Mexico and Indiana – and the deadline for at least seven others are coming up this month.
Of the 538 Electoral College votes total, West would already be missing out on 102 if he were to successfully make his way onto the ballot in other states.
He would need to move quickly to avoid losing out on 85 more Electoral College votes as the deadline to get on the ballot in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina and West Virginia are coming up in July.
In December 2016, after Donald Trump won the presidential election, West said he was holding off until 2024 to run for president after previously saying he wanted to run in 2020.
He also, on several occasions, showed his support for Trump, donning a red Make America Great Again hat and meeting with the president in the Oval Office.
More recently, the rap star has said that he no longer supports Trump.