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Kanye West Shares the Voice of His Supporters in New Campaign Video

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Kanye West attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 9, 2020 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Kanye West shared another video on Tuesday (Oct. 20) in support of his longshot presidential campaign, this time highlighting Americans who are endorsing him.

The one-minute clip shares thoughts from a number of voters, expressing why they are marking the rapper's name on their ballots. "I'm voting for Kanye because I think this nation needs a strong leader with ideas," a voter named Chukwuebuka from New York explained. "Good ideas that can progress us, not liberal or conservative. Just, like, fact, and Kanye's that guy."

Emily from Illinois mirrored the support, but with a faith-based angle. "As a young Christian, I'm proud that my vote is going towards a campaign that is faith-based and a candidate that cares about empowering the youth of America."

"VOTE KANYE," West tweeted along with the video.

West is on the ballot in 12 states, including Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Vermont. West made it clear that he is not AIP candidate Rocky LaFuente's vice presidential running mate, as some California sample ballots indicated, and that his name appeared "without my knowledge."