Kanye West listed on Virginia's ballot for November election

Kanye West listed on Virginia's ballot for November election
FILE - In this Sunday, July 19, 2020, file photo, Kanye West makes his first presidential campaign appearance, in North Charleston, S.C.{ } (Lauren Petracca Ipetracca/The Post And Courier via AP, File)

RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) -- According to state election officials, Kanye West has qualified to appear on Virginia’s presidential ballot in November.

West is running against President Donald Trump, Joe Biden and Jo Jorgensen, joining the ballot as an independent.

Last week, West tweeted that he had qualified to appear on the ballot.

According to the VDOE website, in order to appear on Virginia’s ballot as an independent, candidates must have 5,000 petition signatures from qualified Virginia voters and receive a pledge and notarized oath from 13 electors.

The ballot shows his running mate is Michelle Tidball.

West announced a presidential bid in July, saying he’s seeking the nation’s highest office on a ticket he calls the “Birthday Party" since then he's been gathering signatures to get on the ballot in several states.

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