Kanye West 2020 presidential campaign

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Kanye West announced his 2020 presidential campaign through Twitter on July 4, 2020, Independence Day.

Kanye West 2020 presidential campaign
Campaign2020 United States presidential election
CandidateKanye West
Rapper, musician, and entrepreneur
Michelle Tidball
AffiliationBirthday Party / Independent
AnnouncedJuly 4, 2020
HeadquartersCody, Wyoming
Key people

The idea of West's candidacy began when he first announced his plans to run in August 2015. He entered the election after missing at least four states' deadlines to appear on the ballot as a third-party candidate.

West has picked Michelle Tidball, a preacher from Wyoming, as his running mate. West's rhetoric has been described as right-wing, along with having "a Republican-leaning, pro-Black religious platform".

On July 16, 2020, the campaign filed a Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission.[3] West has qualified for ballot access in Oklahoma and held a rally in South Carolina.


  1. "Form 1 for Kanye 2020". Federal Election Commission. July 15, 2020. Retrieved July 15, 2020.
  2. Heran Mamo (July 19, 2020). "A Timeline of Kanye West's 2020 Presidential Run". Billboard. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
  3. "FEC Form 2 for Report FEC-1425224". docquery.fec.gov. July 16, 2020. Retrieved July 17, 2020.