Rapper turned presidential candidate Kanye West will appear on the ballot in Idaho, Minnesota and Tennessee, adding to five states after a strings of failures in states West tried to qualify to run in, including Missouri, Wyoming, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Montana.
West, who has been open about his diagnosis as bipolar, raised eyebrows among Democrats when it became clear that Republican operatives, including President Trump’s son-in-law and White House senior advisor Jared Kushner, were helping his campaign. In a recent interview, it was pointed out that West can’t win in 2020, raising the prospect he is running a spoiler campaign intended to hurt Democratic nominee Joe Biden. West replied, “I’m not going to argue with you. Jesus is King.” But a few hours after the story was published, West tweeted, “the goal is to win.”