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Kanye West Stays In Presidential Race After Filing Paperwork

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Kanye West’s presidential campaign also seems to press ahead after he sent his first paper to the Federal Elections Commission.

Despite recent speculation that he has dropped out of the race, the 43-year-old rapper has submitted the first piece of paperwork requested by the FEC, Form 1, Organizational Statement, announcing that the Kanye 2020 committee will act as the “Principal Campaign Committee” with West as its nominee.

The party is identified as BDY which, according to TMZ, stands for the Birthday Party, and lists its ranch as its address in Wyoming.

Hours after filing the FEC form, the Oklahoma State Election Board confirmed West had qualified for the state’s general election ballot.

Wednesday was the deadline for qualified presidential candidates to file nominating statements, the board said.

Yet the FEC reports that several states, including main battlegrounds such as North Carolina and New Hampshire, have missed deadlines.

Nevertheless, in Wyoming where the cut off is August 25, West could still file as an independent.

The chart-topper revealed on July 5 that he was running for President, tweeting: “We now have to fulfill America ‘s promise by believing in Christ, uniting our dream and building our future.

“I ‘m running for American President.”

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