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More Than Half the Signatures on Kanye West’s Illinois Ballot Application Were Invalid

Most people who decide to run for President make their announcement far earlier than Kanye West did. Now there superstar rapper has to work from behind to make sure he is on the ballot in a number of different states. West is getting help in the task by some GOP operatives.

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West will not be appearing on the ballot in a number of states since the application period has already ended and he is in a rush to apply for other states. The rapper will not be appearring on the ballot in his home state of Illnois after the Board of Elections found that more than half of signatures needed were found to be invalid.

Illinois typically requires 25,000 signatures in order to appear on the ballot. That number was shrunk to 2,500 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. West only had 1,200 valid signatures on his application.

46th Ward Democratic committeeperson, Sean Tenner, called for a close look into the application. He was motivated to do so after West slammed Harriet Tubman during a campaign event.

Tenner said of the matter, “Celebrity or not, everyone has to follow the rules. He didn’t come close.”

The West campaign will need to hope for write in votes in a variety of states.



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