Kanye West attends the Ralph Lauren 50th Anniversary Event held at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park throughout New York Trend Week in New York on Sept. 7, 2018. (Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
State Elections Director Justin Lee stated his office has verified that West’s campaign gathered the required 1,000 signatures from registered voters required to seem on the ballot.
West, who once backed Republican President Donald Trump, announced final month that he had broken with Trump and would launch his personal presidential bid. His campaign filed paperwork on July 15 with the Federal Election Fee.
By Sophia Eppolito