Kanye West Kicked Off Illinois Presidential Ballot After Submitting Invalid Signatures

Elias Hubbard
August 9, 2020

Rapper Kanye West, who is attempting to mount an independent presidential campaign, has been approved for Colorado's November 3 ballot, the Colorado Secretary of State's Office said Thursday.

Though he tweeted "THE GOAL IS TO WIN" on Thursday night, West essentially admitted that his objective was to hurt presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's chances at winning during an interview with Forbes. He submitted 3,218 signatures, but a state elections board evaluation Friday discovered that 60% of them, or 1,928, were invalid. In both challenges, proponents argue that West's nomination papers - his application to be on the ballot - are insufficient to the WEC's requirements, and thus should be voided.

Ballot access deadlines have passed in 21 states and Washington, D.C., which account for 246 electoral votes.

Kanye's presidential campaign has been riddled with controversy ever since he announced it.

"They assume Black guy, rapper - jackpot!"

"West did not respond when asked whether he feels he's being used", Lane writes.

There were a few strong bits of chatter that Kanye West was searching for offer assistance from Republican organizers who have furthermore made a difference Trump sometime recently.

Even though he no longer wears his MAGA hat, the rapper has continued to speak highly of President Trump and his achievements.

Council President Johnson said that the GOP's ploy followed its efforts to suppress votes by people of color during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also claimed he's "meeting with [Trump's Secretary of Education] Betsy DeVos about the post-COVID curriculum" and "designing a school within the next month", which are two eye-opening things to be doing for a supposedly independent candidate running against Donald, ya know?! By presenting West, their tactic offers a way to divert votes to a candidate who can not appear on ballots in al 50 states and therefore has no mathematical chance to win the election.

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