17:55 GMT03 August 2020
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    The rapper announced his presidential bid for 2020 on US independence day, though he had previously claimed he was going to run for the office in 2024 at a festival in November 2019.

    Kanye West says he is sure to beat Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden by write-in votes in the upcoming November election.

    Netizens rushed to comment on the post, with most of them expressing concern over West's mental health, given his recent public rants and the late decision to participate in the November election. 

    Other users were frustrated that the rapper has been tweeting about everything but music lately, asking West to release the new album, though someone suggested he was just delaying the release to increase demand.

    Finally, there were those who were confused about what the rapper said, apparently not getting his shorthand for "write-in votes".

    Though many on social media have mocked the rapper for the late announcement of his presidential bid, others have expressed encouragement for Kanye, including Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk, who commented in support of his intentions, though later Musk said that he had tried to convince Kanye to run in 2024.

    Though West has missed the registration deadlines in a number of US states, including Texas, he has filed the necessary documents with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and managed to get on the ballot in Oklahoma by paying a fee.

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