A federal judge reduced the number of signatures independent presidential candidates needed to collect to qualify for the ballot from 25,000 signatures to 2,500 signatures because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A preliminary check of Kanye West's documents to get on the IL presidential tally shows the rap artist might fall far short of the needed number of signatures to appear before home-state voters on November 3.
To make the ballot, West had to submit 2,500 legitimate signatures from IL citizens.
Several days after that interview, Trump tweeted that it "shouldn't be hard" for West to do so. "It is much more likely that this is a concerted effort to reduce Joe Biden's share of the vote, which matters a great deal in close, swing states like Wisconsin", he said.
Kanye West said he's walking instead of running for president, following recent reports claiming he's actually siphoning votes from presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden. West is still a fan of 45.
We got the President's personal attorney Sunday in NYC and asked whether he thought Kanye's campaign could shake up the election. "American voters need to focus on the factual issues at stake and not become distracted by news and deceits". In order to make it on the state's ballot, candidates must pay $1,000 and get the backing of nine electors who are registered to vote in the state. No, I nothing to do with him getting on the ballot.
He noted, however, that "at this late point it will be hard for West to get on many state ballots because the laws regarding ballot access and qualification have already expired or passed".
The first challenge, filed by Milwaukee-based lawyer Joseph R. Santeler, argues that West did not provide in his nomination papers his real residential address, but instead gave his commercial address, in Wyoming.
Then on July 4, the rapper announced he was running for president.