Kanye West has qualified as a write-in candidate for president on the 2020 Election Maryland ballot, the Maryland State Board of Elections and Kanye West confirmed last week.
In a general election, a voter can cast a write-in vote for a candidate whose name does not appear on the ballot. West’s name will not appear on the ballot, but any write-in vote for him will be tabulated and shared in the results of the election as opposed to a write-in vote for someone who has not qualified as a write-in candidate.
While many initially questioned the validity of his campaign, West released his first advertisement on his Twitter account on October 12th.
West spent a lot of his childhood in Takoma Park, where he would frequently visit his father. He would sometimes stay for weeks at a time and credited our area for his fashion sense, claiming Chicago was “always a year behind.”
Featured photo courtesy of Kanye West’s campaign ad.