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Kanye West Sets Off July 4th Fireworks With White House 2020 Bid; ‘Power’ Rapper Plans To Take On Trump & Biden
Kim Kardashian West has spent a fair amount of time at the White House the past few years, but now it looks likes she is seriously thinking about moving into the ultimate reality show as First Lady – at least if her husband has his way.

Kanye West let off a July 4th fireworks display of his own today by announcing that he is running for President this year.

Within minutes incumbent Donald Trumpseemingly lost not just one, but two of his highest profile supporters as SpaceX founder Elon Muskalso took to social media to give the ‘Power’ rapper his backing:

Whether or not, Ye will truly square off against the former Celebrity Apprentice host (who West once said was a “Superman” in an often bizarre 2018 Oval Office meeting) and former Vice-President Joe Biden in November, today’s declaration is not the first time the multiple Grammy winner has said he has eyes on the White House. Back in 2015, West told the MTV VMA Awards he would launch a Presidential race for 2020, in January 2019 the “Trump all day” fan teased a 2024 bid and just last November the Jesus Is King star asserted to a Fast Company corporate conference that he would be going for the ballot box in 2024.

Then again, with the possibility that West race could siphon votes off Biden to Trump’s advantage, to quote Kanye’s 2010 track Power: “No one man should have all that power/The clock’s ticking, I just count the hours.”

In that vein, today’s latest White House lunge by West comes less than a week after the multi-tasking artist dropped his first single of 2020 – the hard hitting and faith based Wash Us In the Blood…which would make one Hell of a campaign theme tune.
 
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Kanye can only get on the ballot in two states at this point. The deadlines to file have passed in all the others.
I just looked it up, Delaware and Louisiana.

It's far more states than that, no? The table below is from ballotpedia.org.

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[TD]State[/TD][TD]Signatures required[/TD][TD]Signature formula[/TD][TD]Filing fee[/TD][TD]Filing fee formula[/TD][TD]Filing deadline[/TD][TD]Notes[/TD]
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[TD][/TD]
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[TD]Alabama[/TD][TD]5,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/20/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Alaska[/TD][TD]3,212[/TD][TD]1% of voters who cast a ballot for president in last election[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/5/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Arizona[/TD][TD]Pending[/TD][TD]3% of registered voters in the state[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]9/4/2020[/TD][TD]Precise signature total available after 1/2/2020.[/TD]
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[TD]Arkansas[/TD][TD]1,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/3/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]California[/TD][TD]196,964[/TD][TD]1% of the total number of registered voters in the state[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/7/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Colorado[/TD][TD]5,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]$1,000.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]7/9/2020 (qualifying by petition)
8/5/2020 (qualifying by fee)[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Connecticut[/TD][TD]5,250[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/7/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Delaware[/TD][TD]7,141[/TD][TD]1% of the total number of registered voters in the state[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]9/1/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Florida[/TD][TD]132,781[/TD][TD]1% of registered electors[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]7/15/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Georgia[/TD][TD][/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[TD]8/14/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Hawaii[/TD][TD]4,377[/TD][TD]1% of voters who cast a ballot for president in last election[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/5/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Idaho[/TD][TD]1,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/25/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Illinois[/TD][TD]Pending[/TD][TD]10% of original requirement (by court order)[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/7/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Indiana[/TD][TD]44,935[/TD][TD]2% of the total votes cast for secretary of state in the last general election[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]6/30/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Iowa[/TD][TD]1,500[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/14/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Kansas[/TD][TD]5,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/3/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Kentucky[/TD][TD]5,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]$500.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]9/4/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Louisiana[/TD][TD]5,000[/TD][TD]Fixed (at least 500 signatures from each congressional district)[/TD][TD]$500.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]8/21/2020[/TD][TD]Candidates can obtain ballot placement either by submitting a petition or paying the requisite filing fee.[/TD]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Maine[/TD][TD]4,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]6/1/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Maryland[/TD][TD]10,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/3/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Massachusetts[/TD][TD]10,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/25/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Michigan[/TD][TD]30,000[/TD][TD]30,000, with at least 100 signatures from each of at least half of the state's congressional districts[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]7/16/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Minnesota[/TD][TD]2,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/18/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Mississippi[/TD][TD]1,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]$2,500.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]9/4/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Missouri[/TD][TD]10,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]7/27/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Montana[/TD][TD]5,000[/TD][TD]5% of all votes cast for the successful candidate for governor at the last general election, or 5,000, whichever is less[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/19/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Nebraska[/TD][TD]2,500[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/1/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Nevada[/TD][TD]9,608[/TD][TD]1% of the total number of votes cast for all representatives in Congress in the last election[/TD][TD]$250.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]8/14/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]New Hampshire[/TD][TD]3,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]$250.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]9/2/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]New Jersey[/TD][TD][/TD]
[TD][/TD]
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[TD][/TD]
[/TR]
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[TD]New Mexico[/TD][TD]16,251[/TD][TD]2% of the total number of votes cast for president in each congressional district in the last election[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]6/25/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]New York[/TD][TD]45,000[/TD][TD]500 signatures (or 1% of enrolled voters, whichever is less) from at least one-half of the state's congressional districts[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]5/26/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]North Carolina[/TD][TD]70,665[/TD][TD]1.5% of the total number of votes cast for governor in the last general election[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]3/3/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]North Dakota[/TD][TD]4,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/31/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TD]Ohio[/TD][TD]5,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/5/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Oklahoma[/TD][TD]35,592[/TD][TD]3% of the total number of votes cast for governor in the last general election[/TD][TD]$35,000.00[/TD][TD]$5,000 per each presidential elector[/TD][TD]7/15/2020[/TD][TD]Filing fee may be paid in lieu of filing petition signatures.[/TD]
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[TD]Oregon[/TD][TD]20,014[/TD][TD]1% of all votes cast for president in the last election[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/11/2020[/TD][TD]An independent candidate may also gain access by the nomination of an assembly. This assembly must be attended by at least 1,000 voters; the gathering must occur at one place in less than 12 hours. The signatures of the attendees must be filed with the secretary of state no later than 70 days before the general election.[/TD]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Pennsylvania[/TD][TD]5,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]$200.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]8/3/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Rhode Island[/TD][TD]1,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]Pending[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]South Carolina[/TD][TD]10,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]7/15/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]South Dakota[/TD][TD]3,392[/TD][TD]1% of the total number of votes cast for governor in the last general election[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/4/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Tennessee[/TD][TD]275[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/20/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Texas[/TD][TD]89,693[/TD][TD]Statutory formula[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]5/11/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Utah[/TD][TD]1,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]$500.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]8/17/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Vermont[/TD][TD]1,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/3/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Virginia[/TD][TD]5,000[/TD][TD]Fixed; at least 200 signatures from each of Virginia's congressional districts[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/21/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Washington[/TD][TD]1,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/7/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]West Virginia[/TD][TD]7,144[/TD][TD]1% of all votes cast for president in the last election[/TD][TD]$2,500.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]7/31/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Wisconsin[/TD][TD]2,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/4/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Wyoming[/TD][TD]4,025[/TD][TD]2% of all votes cast for U.S. Representative in the last election[/TD][TD]$200.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]8/25/2020[/TD][TH][/TH]
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If Kanye were able to get on the ballot in a handful of states, some people are worried that he'd syphon votes away from Biden.

I'd like to think that any chicken head Kanye/Kardashian fans who would actually vote for a Kanye ticket wouldn't have been involved in the process otherwise, so not a net loss for Biden.

But I would be a little concerned about Kanye pulling said chicken heads into the process, only to drop out late and then encourage them to vote for Trump.
 

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It's far more states than that, no? The table below is from ballotpedia.org.

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[TD]State[/TD][TD]Signatures required[/TD][TD]Signature formula[/TD][TD]Filing fee[/TD][TD]Filing fee formula[/TD][TD]Filing deadline[/TD][TD]Notes[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD][/TD]
[TD][/TD]
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[TD][/TD]
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[/TR]
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[TH][/TH]
[TD]Alabama[/TD][TD]5,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/20/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Alaska[/TD][TD]3,212[/TD][TD]1% of voters who cast a ballot for president in last election[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/5/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Arizona[/TD][TD]Pending[/TD][TD]3% of registered voters in the state[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]9/4/2020[/TD][TD]Precise signature total available after 1/2/2020.[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Arkansas[/TD][TD]1,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/3/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]California[/TD][TD]196,964[/TD][TD]1% of the total number of registered voters in the state[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/7/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Colorado[/TD][TD]5,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]$1,000.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]7/9/2020 (qualifying by petition)
8/5/2020 (qualifying by fee)[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Connecticut[/TD][TD]5,250[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/7/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Delaware[/TD][TD]7,141[/TD][TD]1% of the total number of registered voters in the state[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]9/1/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Florida[/TD][TD]132,781[/TD][TD]1% of registered electors[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]7/15/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Georgia[/TD][TD][/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[TD]8/14/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Hawaii[/TD][TD]4,377[/TD][TD]1% of voters who cast a ballot for president in last election[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/5/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Idaho[/TD][TD]1,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/25/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Illinois[/TD][TD]Pending[/TD][TD]10% of original requirement (by court order)[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/7/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Indiana[/TD][TD]44,935[/TD][TD]2% of the total votes cast for secretary of state in the last general election[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]6/30/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Iowa[/TD][TD]1,500[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/14/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Kansas[/TD][TD]5,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/3/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Kentucky[/TD][TD]5,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]$500.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]9/4/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Louisiana[/TD][TD]5,000[/TD][TD]Fixed (at least 500 signatures from each congressional district)[/TD][TD]$500.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]8/21/2020[/TD][TD]Candidates can obtain ballot placement either by submitting a petition or paying the requisite filing fee.[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Maine[/TD][TD]4,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]6/1/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Maryland[/TD][TD]10,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/3/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Massachusetts[/TD][TD]10,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/25/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Michigan[/TD][TD]30,000[/TD][TD]30,000, with at least 100 signatures from each of at least half of the state's congressional districts[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]7/16/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Minnesota[/TD][TD]2,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/18/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Mississippi[/TD][TD]1,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]$2,500.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]9/4/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Missouri[/TD][TD]10,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]7/27/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Montana[/TD][TD]5,000[/TD][TD]5% of all votes cast for the successful candidate for governor at the last general election, or 5,000, whichever is less[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/19/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Nebraska[/TD][TD]2,500[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/1/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Nevada[/TD][TD]9,608[/TD][TD]1% of the total number of votes cast for all representatives in Congress in the last election[/TD][TD]$250.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]8/14/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]New Hampshire[/TD][TD]3,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]$250.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]9/2/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]New Jersey[/TD][TD][/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]New Mexico[/TD][TD]16,251[/TD][TD]2% of the total number of votes cast for president in each congressional district in the last election[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]6/25/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]New York[/TD][TD]45,000[/TD][TD]500 signatures (or 1% of enrolled voters, whichever is less) from at least one-half of the state's congressional districts[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]5/26/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]North Carolina[/TD][TD]70,665[/TD][TD]1.5% of the total number of votes cast for governor in the last general election[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]3/3/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]North Dakota[/TD][TD]4,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/31/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Ohio[/TD][TD]5,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/5/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Oklahoma[/TD][TD]35,592[/TD][TD]3% of the total number of votes cast for governor in the last general election[/TD][TD]$35,000.00[/TD][TD]$5,000 per each presidential elector[/TD][TD]7/15/2020[/TD][TD]Filing fee may be paid in lieu of filing petition signatures.[/TD]
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[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Oregon[/TD][TD]20,014[/TD][TD]1% of all votes cast for president in the last election[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/11/2020[/TD][TD]An independent candidate may also gain access by the nomination of an assembly. This assembly must be attended by at least 1,000 voters; the gathering must occur at one place in less than 12 hours. The signatures of the attendees must be filed with the secretary of state no later than 70 days before the general election.[/TD]
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[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Pennsylvania[/TD][TD]5,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]$200.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]8/3/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Rhode Island[/TD][TD]1,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]Pending[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]South Carolina[/TD][TD]10,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]7/15/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]South Dakota[/TD][TD]3,392[/TD][TD]1% of the total number of votes cast for governor in the last general election[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/4/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Tennessee[/TD][TD]275[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/20/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Texas[/TD][TD]89,693[/TD][TD]Statutory formula[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]5/11/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Utah[/TD][TD]1,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]$500.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]8/17/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Vermont[/TD][TD]1,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/3/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Virginia[/TD][TD]5,000[/TD][TD]Fixed; at least 200 signatures from each of Virginia's congressional districts[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/21/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Washington[/TD][TD]1,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/7/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]West Virginia[/TD][TD]7,144[/TD][TD]1% of all votes cast for president in the last election[/TD][TD]$2,500.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]7/31/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
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[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Wisconsin[/TD][TD]2,000[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]N/A[/TD][TD]8/4/2020[/TD][TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH][/TH]
[TD]Wyoming[/TD][TD]4,025[/TD][TD]2% of all votes cast for U.S. Representative in the last election[/TD][TD]$200.00[/TD][TD]Fixed[/TD][TD]8/25/2020[/TD][TH][/TH]
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If Kanye were able to get on the ballot in a handful of states, some people are worried that he'd syphon votes away from Biden.

I'd like to think that any chicken head Kanye/Kardashian fans who would actually vote for a Kanye ticket wouldn't have been involved in the process otherwise, so not a net loss for Biden.

But I would be a little concerned about Kanye pulling said chicken heads into the process, only to drop out late and then encourage them to vote for Trump.
Didn't know independents have more time.

Either way, I don't think Kanye on the ballot is a threat to Biden at all.
 
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