Kanye West qualifies as presidential candidate in Utah

Rapper Kanye West has qualified to appear on Utah’s ballot this November as an unaffiliated presidential candidate

State Elections Director Justin Lee said his office has verified that West's campaign gathered the necessary 1,000 signatures from registered voters required to appear on the ballot.

West has so far qualified in several states including Arkansas, Oklahoma and Colorado. His effort to get on the ballot has been challenged in Wisconsin.

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Sophia Eppolito is a corps member for the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.