Kanye West Announces 1st Presidential Campaign Event In South Carolina
Exactly two weeks after announcing his unlikely bid for president, the rapper announced late Saturday he will be holding the first event of his campaign in South Carolina on Sunday at 5 p.m.
The event will be held at the Exquis Event Center in North Charleston, according to a statement. It is "for registered guests only."
Attendees will be asked to sign a COVID-19 liability release form, social distance, and wear a mask. West will also be holding a pre-rally press event.
Earlier in the day, West had tweeted he was looking to acquire signatures to get on the ballot in the state.
It's not entirely clear how West would qualify, as South Carolina's deadline to file signatures as an independent candidate was July 15. The state does not allow write-in candidates.
Time is running out for West in many states. He needs 270 electoral votes to win, and there are only 306 electoral votes left among the states, plus Washington, D.C., where the filing deadlines have yet to pass.
If he doesn't get on all of the ballots for the five states with an Aug. 3 deadline, the reality is he won't physically be able to win on Election Day.
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