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Challenges filed against Kanye West's bid to get on Wisconsin ballot

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 18:59:22-04

WISCONSIN — Challenges have been filed to prevent Kanye West from being listed on Wisconsin ballots this election.

On August 4, Kanye West filed paperwork and signatures to the Wisconsin Elections Commission in order to get his name on the ballot.

Since then, challenges have been filed in order to prevent the bid from going through.

One challenge lists three specific reasons as to why West shouldn't be listed on Wisconsin ballots. Those reasons are:

  • Nomination papers fail to state the respondent's residence
  • Respondent failed to meet the statutory deadline
  • Failure of circulators to state the full residence address

Essentially, the address listed on the paperwork must be a residence and post office address. However, the one West listed is neither.

While West could add that information, he would not be able to do it by the deadline which is 5 p.m. on the first Tuesday of August. That date has already passed.

Finally, the paperwork must state the residential address of a "Qualified circulator." According to the challenge, West's paperwork lacks an address.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission will look at both West's paperwork and the challenges. From there, they will decide if his campaign met all the qualifications for a name to be listed on the ballot.

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