It appears that for independent presidential candidate Kanye West, “giving up’s way harder than trying.”
The billionaire-rapper-turned-politician has managed to get on the 2020 presidential ballot in three more states, Idaho, Minnesota and Tennessee.
The secretary of state’s offices in both Idaho and Minnesota confirmed Tuesday that West had officially qualified to be on the 2020 presidential ballot this November.
West filed his petition to be on the ballot in Tennessee last Thursday, just before the state’s noon deadline.
A spokeswoman for the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office said at the time that officials were reviewing West’s filings to see if he met the 275 signature requirement.
Reached on Tuesday by The Tennessean, a local newspaper, the state’s coordinator of elections confirmed that West had qualified and would be on the ballot, adding that the office had counties stop verifying signatures after 332 were found to be legitimate.
A spokesperson for Tennessee’s secretary of state’s office could not immediately be reached by The Post for confirmation that West would be on the ballot.
West has struggled with ballot access since launching his late-entry presidential bid. Despite securing spots on the 2020 ballot in Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah and Vermont, he has faced numerous legal challenges to his petitions.
Most recently, West was kept from getting on the Montana ballot, when he failed to secure enough valid signatures to qualify as an independent candidate.
Montana’s secretary of state’s office said last Thursday that only 3,972 of the almost 8,800 turned in on West’s behalf were valid. He needed 5,000 to make it on the ballot.
He has also has been booted from the ballot in Illinois, Ohio and New Jersey.
But the sneaker mogul isn’t letting those rejections stand in his way.
According to TMZ, West is putting up an active — and expensive — effort to get on the ballot in Arizona.
Sources close to the rap superstar tell the outlet that West has once again hired third party firm, Let the Voters Decide, to get his name on the ballot in the swing state — and is prepared to spend up to $500,000 to get the job done.
Let the Voters Decide, which has been assisting West in his uphill climb for ballot access, is sending upwards of 100 people to the state over the next week as part of the effort to gather the required 37,769 valid signatures.
With Post wires
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