Killer Mike tried to crossover from hip-hop to politics by entering the election for Georgia state representative. The special election for District 55 is being held today (June 16) and he asked that people go to the polls and write him in as a candidate under his real name, Michael Render. Unfortunately, it wasn’t that simple.
The Run the Jewels spitter took to his Instagram to break that news that he would have to enter the race as a write-in candidate and not just have voters write his name down on the ballot. Despite the setback, he said he was happy to shed light on the importance of voting. Peep his post below.
I can't run ? BUT ? For the folks that were willing to Write in #MichaelRender Thank U so Much. I am gonna run one day and WE WILL WIN. However in Ga I wud have to officially enter as a "write in" vs being an Actual Write in (those are the breaks) but, I really felt it important to draw attention to this race. We have BIG Problems in education, schools and prison reform in Ga and I I wanna see change. I wanna see Yall active in Local politics. The fact that ya'll are willing to support me shows change is possible and while I run around rapping with @thereallyrealelp doing #RunTheJewels for the next few yrs I want ya'll to get & stay active and Run for office! We need more New and fresh ideas & people! Now Tomorrow yall choose between two sisters, a Junior & a white indie (really republican and I'm cool with that too if he does the job so give him a look) I suggest yall Google them read up tonight and GO VOTE tomorrow! I will Run In the Future and We Will Win! Love and Respect Michael Render #Vote #District55 #TomorrowInGeorgia #DontWriteMeInYet #IwannaKeepRapping #MyWifeStillLikesStripClubs #MyOGwantMeToRunDoe #GetAvtive #ChangePolitics #ISeeICanRunAndIWillOneDay #ThankYall make sure yall watch me on #TheNightlyShow with Larry Wilmore at 11:30 est. ?? #GoVote