Kanye West’s surprise and unlikely presidential campaign appears to have come to an end.
According to New York Magazine’s Intelligencer, a voter specialist hired by West’s team said the hiphop star was “out.”
“Any candidate running for president for the first time goes through these hiccups,” said Steve Kramer to the magazine, discussing the obstacles involved in getting West on Florida’s ballot. The deadline to gather enough signatures to have him included was July 15. West had already missed a number of important state deadlines to be included on ballots when he first announced his presidential bid on his Twitter account on July 4.
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“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States!” Tweeted West, with an American flag emoji and “2020VISION” hashtag.
Soon after, West gave an interview with Forbes Magazine, where he stated he was against abortion, anti-vaccinations and would organize his White House administration based on the country of Wakanda in Black Panther.
On July 9, West posted a video of himself registering to vote at the county clerk’s office in Cody.
The Intelligencer article was published on Tuesday, but West has not made an official announcement in public or on social media as of Wednesday morning.