Kanye West Is Making Moves Towards #KANYE2020

Rapper and musician, Kanye West, has released the first official video for his Presidency campaign on Monday.

The musician captions shared the video on his social media, captioning it with a link to a Kanye 2020 website, where one can also purchase merch, and the statement "we stepping out on faith".

West says his campaign will focus on religion and family and wants to be voted in as a write-in candidate for the election taking place on 3 November.

SABC News reported, "West's done little campaigning under his self-styled Birthday Party as concern grows over his mental health."

West says in the video, "What is America's destiny? What is best for our nation? Our people?" and says that to live up to their dream, they must have vision.

He then has the vision of reviving the nation's faith and brings up what he says the American constitution calls, 'The free exercise of religion' and that through prayer, faith can be restored. 

"Families are the building blocks of society, of the nation", continues the rapper, "we will be the kind of people God intends us to be". The video showed families praying together as well as views of nature. 

At the end of the video, he urges his viewers to 'WRITE IN KANYE WEST'.

One reaction to the video by a viewer was, "No feeling, not inspiring, can see you reading. Religion is not banned in America, God isn't the problem, it's the people who claim to follow him."

West is known to be erratic but has somehow managed to have his name be on ballots in some parts of America.

He has spent .8 million on his campaign and this video is his first major bid in the campaign.

His campaign is said to also include police reform and aiding student debt, both major problems in America but most Americans seem to be focussing on human rights issues and healthcare.

Associate editor of Daily Maverick and retired U.S diplomat Brooks Spector told SABC News, "It's the stuff of a movie ... You have to garner votes in states all across the country".

He goes on to explain that you need about 65 million votes to win and 270 state votes. Not being listed on all the ballots gives Kanye no chance to win.

Currently, the election race stands between current US President Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

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