Kanye West submits signatures for president in Minnesota

Politics

FILE – Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Kanye West answers questions during a service at Lakewood Church, in Houston. Staff for the Wisconsin Elections Commission are recommending that rapper Kanye West be kept off the battleground state’s presidential ballot in November 2020 because he missed a deadline to submit nomination papers. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Kanye West has submitted voter signatures in Minnesota with hopes of appearing as a presidential candidate on the November ballot.

The Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office confirmed that representatives for the rapper submitted the signatures ahead of Tuesday’s filing deadline. Election officials have up to 10 days to review and verify the signatures. West has previously supported President Donald Trump, but announced in July that he planned to run independently for president.

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