Kanye West will appear on the November ballot in Utah after the rapper officially filed as a candidate for president of the United States in the state Monday.
West and his running mate, self-described “biblical life coach” Michelle Tidball
, belong to no particular party and run will run as “unaffiliated” according to their filing.
The Utah lieutenant governor’s office on Monday confirmed that West had filed the necessary paperwork and 1,000 signatures to appear on the ballot in the Beehive state.
West announced his 2020 presidential election campaign via Twitter on July 4. The hip-hop mogul held one of his gospel-focused “Sunday Service” pop-up concerts at The Gateway shopping center on Oct. 5, 2019.
West and Tidball listed a Cody, Wyo., address in the filing, and West sent a proxy to file the paperwork, which is allowed in the state.
A CNN report suggested that some Republicans operatives, including some with ties to President Donald Trump,
are working to get West on the ballot in several states as part of a strategy to siphon votes from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
West has been a supporter of Trump.