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Kanye West reportedly splashed out a lot of cash on his struggling presidential campaign.

The 43-year-old mega producer and fashion mogul shelled out almost $6 million out of his own pocket to finance his presidential campaign, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The majority of the funds came from a personal loan he made to his campaign, according to a finance report that was filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday.

The "Gold Digger" rapper has spent $5.86 million so far, with most of that money going toward consultation and other fees. He apparently loaned his own campaign more than $6.7 million during July and August.

Other sources of income reveal that Kanye has received small donations from other people supporting his bid for the Oval Office.

The hip-hop star's presence in the race has proven controversial, with Democratic Party officials accusing him of running as a "spoiler candidate" to siphon votes away from their nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Meanwhile, Kanye and his Sunday service choir were in Atlanta over the weekend. They were spotted filming at Pinewood Studios early Sunday morning. This photo was snapped by @shopperfindssalesforyou who posted it to Instagram.

She captioned the image: "Morning service with Kanye West filming by my house this morning. Like walking on water!"

A source tells Sandrarose.com that Kanye attended Teyana Taylor's baby shower in Atlanta last night. Invited guests included Future's ex-girlfriend Lori Harvey and her new beau.

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In other Kanye news, he is reportedly shopping for a ranch to call his new home in a suburb outside of Atlanta. That's right, Kanye is moving to the Atlanta area!

As you know, Kanye and his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, parted ways 2 years ago after the musician moved to Wyoming.

Kanye, who was born in Atlanta, apparently wants to get as far away from the Kardashian Klan as possible.

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Kim Kardashian continues her criminal justice advocacy by demanding "sensible moderate" police reform in the United States.

While the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star's estranged husband Kanye West is running for President from his ranch in Wyoming, the reality star, who is raising two sons on her own in Calabasas, is urging her followers to vote yes for police reform on California Senate Bill 731.

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The 39-year-old tweeted: "Right now it's ok if a police officer in California breaks the law while on the job. They cannot be sued for breaking the law. Please vote YES on #SB731 for sensible moderate police reform."

She added. "This will just make police officers accountable if they break the law. Please we are calling for your leadership, @AssemblyDems and @Rendon63rd. #YesOnSB731."

The tweet comes days after police in Kenosha, Wisconsin shot a Black man, Jacob Blake, four times in the back as he leaned into his SUV. He is paralyzed from the waist down and may never walk again.

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Kim recently reached a critical point in her marriage to Kanye, after he revealed sensitive private details of their marriage at a campaign rally last month in South Carolina. Kanye told attendees the couple had planned to abort eldest child North West while also ranting about legendary civil rights figure Harriet Tubman.

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Kanye's campaign has been plagued with setbacks as he failed to get on the ballot in a majority of states, including his adoptive home of Wyoming as well as his native Illinois, and the key swing state of Wisconsin. He also missed filing deadlines or was rejected in states including California, Florida and Pennsylvania.

The "Gold Digger" rapper is suing Ohio's elections chief after he was denied a spot on the state's ballot.

Kim has asked for sympathy for his worrisome behavior, which she attributes to his battle with bipolar disorder.

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Kanye West is serious about his quest to become the 46th president of these United States. The 43-year-old rap and fashion mogul has been added to more ballots in multiple states.

Utah is the latest state to add West's name to the ballot. According to the Associated Press, West qualified for the Utah ballot as an unaffiliated presidential candidate.

State Elections Director Justin Lee said his office verified that 1,000 signatures collected by West's campaign were from registered voters.

According to the NY Times, some Republicans are helping West, including Lane Ruhland, a lawyer who has worked for the Trump campaign, and Mark Jaboky, who worked for the California Republican Party.

West has hinted that his goal is to divert Democratic votes away from Joe Biden.

Some states booted West from their ballots, claiming the signatures were invalid.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the state Democratic Party filed a complaint against West for bogus signatures like "Mickey Mouse" and "Bernie Sanders".

But West challenged the complaint, insisting that the DNC prove the signatures aren't Mickey Mouse or Bernie Sanders.

Affidavits from six people say they were tricked into signing their names on West's paperwork.

"If the affidavits are true, crimes were committed by the West campaign," said attorney Michael Maistelman.

West's campaign is gaining support. Biden has began to slip in the polls after picking Calif. Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.

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Kanye West is making believers out of people who initially laughed at Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

While Democrats and Republicans have written off Kanye's campaign, Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner said Democrats and Republicans would be foolish to ignore Kanye.

"Democrats cannot ignore him because he could split the vote," she told Page Six. "No one can ignore a black candidate, even though they may think whatever they think about Kanye," she said.

Trump, a former reality TV star, drew laughter and ridicule when he announced his intentions to run for president. He shocked the world when he beat the odds-on-favorite, Hillary Clinton, to win the 2016 election.

Faulkner says Kanye could pull off a similar November surprise by siphoning off Democratic votes from Joe Biden.

"They kind of have to keep an eye on him because he's going to pop up on the ballot in certain places and they better hope it's not in a swing state," Faulkner said.

She added the GOP "can't ignore him either," because Trump and Kanye are pals and Kanye has already hinted that he would act as spoiler to Biden's campaign.

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Joe Biden picked California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate in the 2020 presidential elections.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Biden, 77, said, "You make a lot of important decisions as president. But the first one is who you select to be your Vice President. I've decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January 2021," Biden wrote in an email from his campaign to supporters.

The unpopular 55-year-old mixed race senator becomes the third woman to run as a presidential running mate.

Susan Rice, another close contender, tweeted: "My warmest congratulations to ?@KamalaHarris . I am confident Biden-Harris will prove to be a winning ticket. I will do my utmost to help them win and govern."

Politico.com accidentally let the cat out of the bag in July when it leaked Harris would be Joe Biden's choice for his vice president.

The Internet's response to Biden's pick was mixed. Many Blacks were relieved when Harris dropped out of the presidential race because of her tough-on-crime stance in California.

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Kanye West seemed relaxed and worry-free after arriving in Miami on Sunday, following a family vacation with estranged wife Kim Kardashian-West and their four children.

A source tells ET that Kanye is "in a great place" after spending a week with Kim and their children, daughters North and Chicago and sons Saint and Psalm.

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The source added that Kanye is "feeling creatively inspired" by the trip abroad for a little fun in the sun.

Paparazzi photos show the family, their nannies and security team exiting a private jet in Miami after vacationing in the Dominican Republic.

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"The family seemed fine. The kids were having a great time," an eyewitness tells ET. "You could see [the kids] running around as they waited to get off of the plane. Kim got off the plane with the kids first. When they were about halfway down the runway Kanye exited the plane."

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"Kim seemed fine and not worried at all; she had the kids close by her," the witness said. "Kanye didn’t seem worried either. He walked with his head up the whole time."

On Friday, the independent presidential candidate fired back at Wisconsin Democratic Party for spying on his presidential campaign.

In documents obtained by TMZ, Kanye claimed the Democrats hired a private investigator to spy on him, as part of an "organized effort of harassment and intimidation".

He also said the Democrats were wasting their time because nothing they turned up can harm his presidential chances.

"The goal is to win," he tweeted on Aug. 6.

Kanye needed 2,000 signatures from registered voters to get his name on the ballot in Wisconsin.

But the Wisconsin Democratic Party accused the rap producer of submitting bogus signatures. They included affidavits from people who claim they were "tricked" into signing their names.

According to TMZ, the Elections Commission will review the legal papers and make a recommendation whether to allow Kanye's name on the ballot.

He was already kicked off the ballot in his home state of Illinois, where election officials claim more than half of his submitted signatures were invalid.

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Joe Biden is set to announce his vice presidential pick this week. Black leaders warn he "will lose" the election if his VP pick isn't a Black woman.

Biden's camp say he will announce his running mate this week -- after missing previous deadlines set by the Democratic nominee.

There have only been three women on a presidential election ticket in history: Geraldine Ferraro, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton.

Biden's VP pick is groundbreaking because she will likely be president of the United States at some point if Biden wins the election. He has said his VP choice must be prepared to step in as president "on day one."

Black leaders understand the historical significance of Biden's choice for running mate. In a letter they warned Biden "will lose" the election if he doesn't choose a Black woman.

More than 100 Black male leaders, athletes, and rappers, including Sean Combs and Lenard McKelvey, aka Charlamagne Tha god, signed the letter ordering Biden to pick a Black woman as his VP.

"Failing to select a Black woman ... means YOU WILL lose the election ... Black women are defining the future of politics so it's time you let one define the future of your campaign," they wrote.

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There are four Black women on Biden's short list for Vice President: Florida Rep. Val Demings (pictured), California Rep. Karen Bass, former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice, and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who is considered a long shot.

The others on the list include Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is white, California Sen. Kamala Harris of California, who is mixed, and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who is white.

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Political analysts believe Biden has narrowed his choice to Rice or Whitmer (pictured). Whitmer reportedly chartered a private plane and flew to Delaware under the cover of darkness for a secret late night meeting with Biden on Sunday.

Flight records show a chartered plane left Lansing's Capital Region International Airport for Delaware Coastal Airport at 5:33 p.m. and returned at 11:16 p.m. on Sunday.

The governor's office declined to confirm or deny the secret meeting.

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Nick Cannon has endorsed rapper-turned-U.S. Presidential candidate Kanye West in the 2020 elections.

Mariah Carey's ex-husband told TMZ the U.S. needs another black man in office, referring to former President Barack Obama, who is biracial.

Cannon said of his longtime friend's campaign: "I love it! We need another black man in power."

The news comes amid reports that Kanye is under investigation for election fraud.

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CNN correspondent April Ryan tweeted, "Two states declaring #KanyeWest ineligible to be on #POTUS ballot due to faulty signatures could open him up to an #ElectionFraud investigation."

"Kanye West will also not be permitted on the New Jersey ballot due to faulty signatures. His 'campaign' withdraws petition."

Ryan continued saying, "I would imagine other states where reported GOP operatives assisted him to get on the ballot will soon be reviewing."

Last week, Kanye jokingly said he was campaigning to draw votes away from Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Nick sparked concern last month when he made headlines for anti-Semitic comments he shared on his podcast show, "Cannon's Class," in which he labeled white people "savages" who act "evil" and "rob, steal, rape, kill in order to survive".

In subsequent social media posts, he wrote that things "couldn't get any worse" for him, and he hinted at taking his own life after none of his A-list friends rushed to defend him.

The public fallout was swift and harsh as ViacomCBS severed longstanding ties with the comedian, taking millions of dollars in revenue with them.

Cannon's bank account took another hit as his daytime talk show, The Nick Cannon Show, has gone on hiatus and his radio show on Power 106, Nick Cannon Mornings, is temporarily suspended.

Since making the controversial comments, Nick has met with rabbis and learned about Judaism during a visit to the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.

He also pledged his first paycheck from his daytime talk show to the Jewish center.

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Joe Biden said the Black community is not as "diverse" as the Hispanic community. He didn't clarify what he meant by that remark.

Biden made the comment during an interview with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) which aired on Wednesday.

National Public Radio's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asked Biden whether he would stop the deportation of Cubans, if elected president.

"I'm going to look at every single country in the world... this guy [President Donald Trump] is sending them back," Biden said.

Biden assured Garcia-Navarro he would attempt to restore the Obama-Biden administration's policy of improving relations with communist Cuba.

Biden then added:

"And by the way, what you all know, but most people don't know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community, with incredibly different attitudes about different things ... it's a very diverse community."

Biden's comment drew mixed reaction on Twitter.com, with some accusing him of being an overt racist.

Twitter user @jg091297 wrote: "He could have said 'they all look alike to me' and this would have sounded less racist."

User @KenAndTonic tweeted: "Wonder how all of his VP candidates feel about this, you know, being all the same and everything."

User @NthingInPrtculr tweeted: "I'm Black and I find what Biden said incredibly condescending, clearly he thinks he can say whatever he wants & still get our votes & I fear that he is right."

But some Black Democrats shrugged off Biden's latest gaffe: @MrNicdraw wrote: "Still better than the alternative. Like wtf."

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Politico.com accidentally let the cat out of the bag when it leaked Joe Biden's choice for his vice president running mate: California Senator Kamala Harris.

Harris posted this Instagram photo of herself and Biden together a few days ago. In the caption, she urged her followers to get their "friends, family, neighbors and complete strangers" to vote for Biden on Nov. 3.

Originally published on Monday morning, Politico.com's story "Running-mate rundown: Tracking Joe Biden's VP pick" summarized 12 women that Biden could choose from, but when it came to Kamala Harris's entry, the title read, "Biden's VP Pick."

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In the biographical summary, Politico wrote about the 55-year-old senator, who is mixed-race (Indian and Caucasian):

"Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to become his running mate for the 2020 election on Aug. 1, two weeks before the Democratic National Convention, after keeping his choice close to the chest for months.

In his announcement, Biden, 77, called Harris "a worthy opponent and a worthy running mate," alluding to the pair's rivalry during the earlier stages of the Democratic primary. She will bring her experience as a prosecutor, household name recognition, and skill as a debater to the ticket."

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The Internet's response to Biden's pick was mixed. Many Blacks were relieved when Harris dropped out of the presidential race because of her tough-on-crime stance in California.

A Coli.com reader wrote:

"Kamala would be a terrible choice. She's already shown that's she's awkward around black folks (peep that Breakfast Club interview). I'm not sure she'd help him turn out blacks. She's not Latina, so no help there. Technically she's Indian, but she's dark and West Indian.....so East Indians aren't really trying to listen to her....they think she's black."

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms was Biden's top pick for a hot minute, but she fell out of favor with the Biden camp over her response to Rayshard Brook's murder and the death of an 8-year-old child at the hands of Black Lives Matter demonstrators.

Question: What do you think of Biden's choice for VP? Will you still vote for him, knowing that he will step down (due to senile dementia) and Harris will become your president?
 

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There are only 100 days to go until Election Day. 100 days to get your friends, family, neighbors, and complete strangers to turn out the vote to flip the Senate and elect @JoeBiden to the White House.?? ? The stakes could not be higher. The decision voters make on November 3rd will shape the country and the world our children and grandchildren will grow up in. The future of the Supreme Court, health care, the climate crisis, and more are all on the ballot. ?? ?? We have a lot of work to do before November 3rd. Let’s register everyone we know to vote, donate to campaigns when we can, and turn out at the ballot box to defeat Donald Trump and elect Joe Biden as President of the United States.

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Charlamagne tha god ripped Joe Biden for saying President Trump was the first racist to be elected president.

The 77-year-old Democrat chastised Trump for repeatedly referring to the COVID-19 pandemic as the "China virus" or the "Wuhan virus".

"The way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they're from, is absolutely sickening," Biden said during a virtual townhall from his basement in Delaware on Wednesday.

Biden added, "No sitting president has ever done this. Never, never, never. No Republican president has done this. No Democratic president."

His remark confused and angered some Americans who accused Biden of rewriting America's racist past.

The New York City radio host was among Biden's more vocal critics. "I really wish Joe Biden would shut the eff up forever and continue to act like he's starring in the movie 'A Quiet Place,' because as soon as he opens his mouth and makes noise, he gets us all killed," Charlamagne said on The Breakfast Club on Friday.

Charlamagne gave Biden the "Donkey of the Day" title, saying, "Joe, you got to hurry up and announce your Black woman VP so I can be enthused about voting for her because I will never be enthused about voting for you. You know America is a terrible place when Kanye West seems like a viable option."
 

 

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Kanye West's bizarre campaign stop in North Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday has his friends and the Kardashians very concerned for his mental stability, sources connected to the presidential candidate tell TMZ.

Wearing a black t-shirt under a tan armored vest and "2020" shaved into his hair, Kanye said Harriet Tubman didn't save the slaves and he criticized Planned Parenthood for killing millions of Black babies.

"My mom saved my life. My dad wanted to abort me," he said before breaking down in tears. "There would have been no Kanye West because my dad was too busy... I almost killed my daughter!"
 

Kanye also discussed abortion with his wife Kim Kardashian during her first pregnancy with daughter North West, saying he wanted the abortion.

He said Kim might divorce him for saying he wanted her to abort their first daughter, but even if she does, he'd thank her for delivering North anyway.

According to TMZ, "the family was shocked beyond words."

TMZ's sources say the Kardashians believe Kanye is in desperate need of mental help and is in the middle of a serious, bipolar episode, but he won't listen to them.

The Kardashians also believe Kanye not only hurt his political career but his businesses with his wild claim that abolitionist Harriet Tubman didn't free the slaves, she sent them to work for white people.

TMZ claims the Kardashians are not at all concerned that Kanye's comments will adversely affect Kim's businesses. Their money is separate and her and Kanye's brands are distinctly different entities.

Kanye's announcement that he was running for president upset Democrats who accused him of conspiring with his pal, President Donald Trump, to siphon off Democratic votes from Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
 

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Kanye West is defying President Trump's request to drop out of the 2020 presidential race to avoid allegations that Trump and West are colluding against Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

TMZ reports West has filed with the Federal Election Commission -- declaring that the Kanye 2020 committee will serve as the "Principal Campaign Committee" with West as its candidate.

West's independent party is listed on the form as BDY ... which stands for The Birthday Party.

According to TMZ, West has yet to file the more important Form 2 -- Statement of Candidacy -- which shows he's raised or spent more than $5,000 in campaign activity and triggers candidacy status under federal campaign finance law.

Earlier, West ended his bid for the presidency, allegedly after receiving a call from his pal Trump asking him to drop out.

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The 43-year-old rapper announced his intention to run for president on July 4. Democrats immediately accused West of conspiring with Trump to help him siphon off Democratic votes.

According to New York Magazine's Intelligencer magazine, Steve Kramer confirmed the Yeezy rapper won't be running against Trump and Joe Biden for the POTUS position.

"He's out," Kramer said, according to the publication.

When asked for more details on what had happened, Kramer replied: "I'll let you know what I know once I get all our stuff canceled. We had over 180 people out there today."

But Washington insiders say Trump called West and convinced him to drop out of the race because his campaign was hampered by the controversy surrounding West.

"Trump asked him to drop out, so Kanye's out," said the insider.

West reportedly took out a PPP loan for $2 million to pay his staff. He later donated that money to the daughter of George Floyd.

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Apparently, Joe Biden is considering controversial conservative commentator Candace Owens for Vice President.

Owens stunned her followers when she made the announcement Friday that she was in talks with Biden's team.

"I can confirm I am in advanced conversations with the Biden team," Owens tweeted in response to a tweet on Friday.

Owens retweeted standup comic Tim Dillon, who wrote, "If Biden picks @RealCandaceO it would be wild. She would destroy Pence."

Biden previously vowed h would pick a woman as his running mate on the presidential ticket.

There is mounting pressure on Biden to pick a Black woman as his vice president.

Last week: Biden reportedly narrowed his choices down to six women -- Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California, Susan Rice, who served as former President Obama's national security adviser, Florida Rep. Val Demings, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Latina.

Question: Would you vote for Joe Biden if he picked Candace Owens as his running mate?

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Russell Simmons claims a reliable inside source told him Joe Biden has already picked Stacey Abrams as his running mate.

Biden's camp announced a selection committee that will vet all of his choices for VP and that an announcement would be made in July.

But Simmons told his 1.6 million Instagram followers that a "very reliable top inside source" told him Biden chose Abrams as his VP.

"America's next VP From a very reliable top inside source... Great news," Simmons, 62, wrote in the caption of a photo of Abrams.

The failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate has made several public appearances as she shamelessly advocated to become Biden's vice president.

Abrams was a potential top pick along with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Abrams, 46, will launch the New Hampshire Democratic Party's virtual state convention on Saturday.

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