Rapper Kanye West made a shocking revelation last night, in which he declared his candidacy for US president. The unlikely challenger to Donald Trump and Joe Biden, chose American independence day to make the surprise announcement on Twitter, triggering a social media storm. It is however not clear whether Kanye had filed any official paperwork to appear on state election ballots.
The deadline to add independent candidates to the ballot has not yet passed in many states. If he ran, West would follow in a long tradition of independent or third-party campaigns challenging the Democratic and Republican stranglehold.
Source: The Guardian