Kayne West’s presidential bid is barrelling forward but hitting setbacks at the same time.
According to TMZ, the rapper officially listed Michelle Tidball as his vice-presidential running mate in his filing for the Arkansas ballot.
West reportedly turned in the required 1,000 petition signatures before the filing deadline in the state to become an independent candidate.
At the same time, though, West missed the signature requirement and filing deadline for the state of Kansas.
The Associated Press also reported that West has withdrawn his petition to get on the ballot in New Jersey.
“At this time, Kanye 2020 has no further option than to regrettably withdraw from New Jersey and cease further efforts to place Mr. West’s name on the New Jersey ballot,” an unnamed associate of West told a New Jersey judge in an email correspondence.
“I will consider this email as a request for a withdrawal of your petition to be placed in nomination for the President of the United States in the State of New Jersey,” the judge responded.
An election law attorney had raised objections to West’s filing in the state, claiming that signatures on the necessary petition were incomplete and in some cases appeared to be the same handwriting.
Other states he has missed deadlines for include New York, Maryland, and Nebraska, though he did make it onto the ballot in both West Virginia and Vermont.
West has been working with a company called Let the Voters Decide in his effort to get enough signatures to get on the ballot in states across America.