American rapper Kanye West has applied for the US presidential election in Louisiana, according to the news portal Nola.
It is noted that, unlike many other states in Louisiana, independent candidates are not required to collect 1,000 signatures to enter his name on the ballot. Instead, a candidate can pay a $ 500 registration fee.
According to the portal, West’s application has not yet been considered, but there is a possibility that his name will appear next to the current President of the States Donald Trump, the Democratic candidate Joseph Biden and other candidates on the ballot papers.
In early July, West announced that he would run for the presidency of the United States. In the election race, he planned to participate as an independent candidate, however, in several states by that time the deadline for submitting an application and collecting votes in support of the candidate had expired. Later it became known that the rapper did not provide a signature to get on the South Carolina newsletter.
On August 7, Kanye West admitted that he will not be able to win the 2020 US presidential election. In addition, the rapper agreed with the opinion that his participation was necessary in order to lure the votes of African Americans from the Democratic candidate Joseph Biden and reduce his chances of winning.
At the same time, West denied his connection with the White House and any Republican organizations, but the media reported that the musician regularly maintains contact with the senior adviser and son-in-law of the current head of the White House, Jared Kushner.
The US presidential election will take place on November 3.