It is being reported that Kanye West has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race. According to Intelligencer, multiple campaign professionals have claimed that Kanye started the process of having his name included on the ballots for Florida and other states as a third-party candidate, in opposition to Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
A source said that they had been contacted by Kanye's team about going to Florida to get the necessary signatures to that he could make it on the state's ballot by the July 15th deadline. In order to meet the ballot requirements, 132,781 Florida voters would have to sign the petition in less than a week.
Since Kanye entered the presidential race late in the game, his name is unable to appear on many state ballots. This will make it difficult for him to earn enough votes to be elected.
Steve Kramer, a “get out the vote” specialist who was hired by Kanye's team to help out in Florida, confirmed that Kanye was “out” of the race.
KANYE WEST WAS ALLEGEDLY PULLING 2% OF VOTES IN PRESIDENTIAL POLL
Prior to it being reported that Ye dropped out of the race, a consulting firm that does polling and market reasearch has found that the music and fashion icon allegedly only pulled 2% of votes in the presidential poll. According to TMZ, Redfield & Wilton Strategies released results from a poll it did last week and Kanye only clocked in at 2% out of 2,000 people polled.
Meanwhile, third party candidates from the Libertarian and Green Parties aren't polling much higher than Kanye — both also hit the 2% and 1% each, respectively.
The poll also showed that Kanye getting into the race actually hurt Donald Trump. Trump went from 40% to 39% with Kanye in the race and Biden is at the lead with 48%.