Kanye West's chances of challenging President Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the November elections are fading fast.
The mega producer failed to get on the ballot for the U.S. presidential election in his adopted home state of Wyoming.
The rapper missed a Monday deadline to submit signatures for the ballot in Wyoming, USA Today reports. He previously failed to get on the ballot in his native Illinois. But he is willing to spend $500,000 to get his name on the ballot in Arizona.
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Kanye moved to Wyoming in 2018, allegedly to put distance between himself and the negative influence of the Kardashian Klan. His estranged wife, Kim Kardashian-West, remained at home in Calabasas, Calif. with their four children.
Kanye announced his decision to run for president on July 4, 2020, Independence Day in America.
After failing to get on the ballot in numerous states, he is pulling out all the stops to get on the ballot in a crucial swing state of Arizona.
According to TMZ, the 3rd-party petitioning group, Let the Voters Decide, is sending upwards of 100 people into Arizona over the next week to try and gather 37,769 names -- the required number to get on the ballot.
According to TheHill.com, Kanye has secured a spot in the key swing state of Minnesota, as well as pop singer Taylor Swift's home state of Tennessee.
He will also be on the ballots in Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah and Vermont, but failed to make it in Missouri after submitting just 6,557 of the 10,000 signatures required.
As a third-party candidate who will not appear on the ballot in many states, West has no realistic path to winning the 270 electoral college votes that would send him to The White House - leading to accusations he is running a spoiler campaign to help Trump defeat his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.
The hip-hop star said in an interview with Forbes earlier this month he is "not denying" that his campaign was meant to divert Democratic votes away from Biden, who helped author the 1994 crime bill that sent thousands of Black men to prison.