Kanye West To Hold First Campaign Rally In South Carolina

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Presidential candidate Kanye West is set to hold his first campaign rally in South Carolina on Sunday evening.

As ABC News reports, the event is taking place exactly two weeks after he first declared his run for office—although he has yet to officially file with the Federal Election Committee—at the Exquis Event Center in North Charleston.

ABC News report:

Those who wish to attend will need to sign up at West’s new campaign site, kanye2020.country — though the site doesn’t appear to have a specific link to sign up for the event yet.

According to a copy of the release shared with ABC News, all 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.

West is still not on the ballot in South Carolina and he is urging his supporters to help change that.

Taking to Twitter on Saturday, West said: “Hi guys please sign up to put me on the ballot in South Carolina at any of these locations You can also sign up at the website.”

ABC News reports West could still get onto the ballot, albeit a small fee:

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.

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West got on the ballot in his first state earlier this week in Oklahoma. The state allows independent candidates to pay a $35,000 fee — small change for rapper and businessman who Forbes says is worth just over $1 billion — to get on the November ballot.

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.