Kanye West

Kanye West is running for president and is looking to leverage is his social media followings.

OXFORD — Kanye West is not officially on Maryland ‘s presidential ballot but he is encouraging his millions of social media followers to write in his name in Maryland and other states.

“I’m officially a write-in candidate in the state of Maryland. Vote Kanye,” West posted on Twitter on Saturday, Oct. 17.

West has 30.9 million followers on Twitter and another 3.9 million on Instagram. West is also reaching out to the voters in Louisiana and other states.

He is officially on the ballot in a dozen states but requires write-in votes in Maryland and other states where he did not make or was denied access to the 2020 ballot.

West is running a faith-based presidential campaign and has talked about issues such as abortion and the importance of families. West also favors allowing prayer in schools.

West was in Maryland last month and made a stop on the Eastern Shore at a restaurant in Oxford.

Democrats worry about West and his celebrity status potentially grabbing votes from Joe Biden and helping President Donald Trump in battlegrounds such as Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

West is a successful performing artist, musician, record producer and fashion designer. He is also married to reality television personality Kim Kardashian West. He has also been touting his Christian faith during his presidential bid.

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