Will Kanye West be charged with his blatant attempts at election fraud?

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I don’t think there’s some big conspiracy with Donald Trump’s dismantling of the United States Postal Service. He and his minions actively want to destroy the USPS as a way of “delegitimizing” mail-in voting, the same mail-in voting which will be widely used this year because of the pandemic. Dismantling the USPS is yet another way to suppress the vote. It’s that simple. The fact that the USPS has also historically been a solid middle-class career choice for African-Americans is also a bonus for the Trump administration.

I bring this up because there are already a million voter suppression issues happening in the 2020 election, and because no one seems to say or do sh-t about it when Republicans are actively disenfranchising voters. Here’s another case in point: the Kanye West presidential “candidacy,” which seems to involve Kanye crying hysterically about wanting to dictate all women’s reproductive systems. It also involves Trump-supporting Republicans “working” on behalf of Kanye to get him on state ballots. It hasn’t been going so well:

Given that he didn’t announce his candidacy until July, Kanye West’s presidential bid has been an uphill battle from the start. But now, his campaign is facing a brand-new hurdle to appear on ballots in November, in the form of suggestions of potential electoral fraud.

The rapper has filed petitions to appear on the presidential ticket in 10 states, but so far has only managed to secure a spot on Oklahoma’s ballot, although he has many petitions pending review. While he managed to meet the filing deadlines for Illinois and New Jersey, the two states are now throwing West’s eligibility into doubt after both announced that the majority of the signatures submitted as part of his petition are invalid.

The latest issue has come in West’s home state, where Chicago’s WTTW reported that he was 1,300 signatures short of the necessary 2,500 needed to appear on the Illinois ballot. A hearing officer determined that only 1,200 signatures submitted were valid after the 46th Ward Democratic committee member, Sean Tenner, was inspired to take a closer look at the rapper’s petition. WTTW reported that the petition submitted by his campaign with the help of GOP officials in Wisconsin is also being challenged.

Last week, NJ.com reported that West’s campaign withdrew his petition hours before a scheduled hearing to determine his application’s validity after an elections lawyer questioned over 700 signatures his team submitted. West submitted 1,327 signatures to the New Jersey Division of Elections ahead of the July 27 deadline. Two days later, Florham Park–based elections attorney Scott Salmon says he found hundreds of suspicious signatures with issues including no last name, no municipality listed, people who were not registered to vote or didn’t live in New Jersey.

Salmon told NJ Advance Media, “I am glad to see the Kanye campaign has realized that their petition was not going to survive here. It was so clearly deficient that it wasn’t even worth defending. I think that’s the main takeaway here. I wish it wouldn’t have gotten this far.”

[From Vanity Fair]

If Kanye was actually charged with election fraud, g–damn I would laugh. I hope he is! And I hope he has to go to court to talk about “god elections” and “Jesus told me” and such. Anyway, I think this was just a lethal combination of Kanye being half-assed and not really wanting to do the actual work of putting together a campaign – why would he, when this is all a manic ego trip for him? – and the Trumpers actually trying to get him on the ballot as a way to siphon votes away from Joe Biden. The problem is that everyone involved (Kanye, his team and the Trumpers) are some of the dumbest, most ignorant, most corrupt and morally bankrupt people in the country.

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  1. Mrs. Peel says:

    Lock him up, lock him up!

  2. Athyrmose says:

    “ And I hope he has to go to court and everything and have to talk about “god elections” and “Jesus told me” and such.”

    It’s this part, for me. I’d love to see it.

  3. melrose says:

    I sure hope they bring charges. These charlatans should be held accountable. Truly disgusting at the lengths they will go to to steal this election

  4. minx says:

    He’ll have some words of wisdom, I’m sure.

  5. MsIam says:

    I hope he is charged with everything they can throw at him. Of course his dear friend Orange Foolious will throw him a pardon if convicted. The GOP sucks big time for participating in this sh!t and I hope it’s their downfall.

  6. Mel M says:

    I get more ragey everyday about all of this. Why is nothing being done about this blatant attempt to eff the USPS after he had already said mail in voting is a fraud, WHY! Why does it seem like he can do whatever the hell he wants and no one says anything or tries to stop him?! I’m mostly talking about Democrats because I have zero faith in republicans actually growing a spine. Are the checks and balances really this weak and we just never realized because no one has tried this hard to become the dictator of the US?

  7. Atti says:

    Nope. Rich. Never going to happen.

  8. Atti says:

    Nope. Rich. Never going to happen.

  9. Leah says:

    Hopefully but he will still get pardoned by dump.

    • superashes says:

      Not sure he can if the elections are handled on a state-wide basis, and frankly, something needs to be done. Submitting a petition where almost half the signatures are forged is no accident, and there needs to be some form of consequence.

  10. Rae says:

    This half arsed, bullshit your way, type of campaign is the hallmark of the modern republicans.

    I would love Kanye to be sued. Perhaps bring him into reality.

    • smcollins says:

      Nah…it will just reinforce his persecution complex (on top of everything else). I used to have some sympathy for him because of his mental illness issues, but not anymore. F*ck him, he’s a toxic POS.

  11. Lucia says:

    Yes, I hope they charge him with election fraud. He is interfering with our election. I think Kanye is a traitor to our democracy for his actions. I like Keeping Up, but I honestly don’t think I want to support the show or anything kardashian because of her association with Kanye and after he has done this she is still standing by him. She is an elitist whose money will insulate her and her family from another Trump presidency. The rest of us will face dire consequences from a Trump reelection. They are cancelled in my eyes.

  12. Ariel says:

    Very on brand of GOP and rich old white men to sacrifice a woman or man of color for being involved in the same crimes as the rich old white men.
    They never get punished themselves, but they will hold people the use and consider “lesser”.

    That being said, Kanye is a jackass, and i’m fine with him going to jail for obviously illegal activities.

  13. grabbyhands says:

    Is election fraud still part of indulging his genius? How is PMK going to spin this one?

    • Jules says:

      All news is good news! I mean, if he’s still mouthing off and getting away with shit after ranting about almost aborting his daughter, it just shows you that PMK can fix anything.

  14. Christin says:

    Question about the postal service – Isn’t it also a longtime job option for veterans? I know of several armed services veterans who started careers there, albeit these were 1970s and early 2000s era service veterans.

    Maybe this will further alienate veteran voters?

    As for the main subject of the post – Charge any and all who interfere or commit fraud.

  15. Cassandra says:

    It shows how out of touch the Republicans are-thinking this will split the Democrat vote.

    In 2016? Kanye might have gotten a percentage point or two. People trusted our system and believed one bad president couldn’t destroy everything. Not now.

  16. Ashley says:

    If you don’t trust USPS (and really it’s sad because they are the best. Neither Royal Mail or La Poste deliver internationally as fast as USPS does), you can drop off you ballot at the country clerk’s office in most states. I will still be voting in person because I don’t trust anyone, but it’s an option. And in the meantime please support USPS. Most Americans don’t realize how vital they actually are.


  17. Maida says:

    Nothing like lying and cheating in the name of Jesus. So profoundly revolting.

  18. jwoolman says:

    Kanye is on at least one ballot (Colorado?) because candidates can just pay the fees without signatures on a petition.

    The Republicans have been running around getting signatures to get Kanye on ballots, so they clearly assume he will take votes away from Biden. I would guess he would take votes from Trump, though. His policy positions, such as they are, are in the conservative Republican camp. Young people might like him as an entertainer, but if they get a whiff of his ideas about reproductive freedom – that might not translate to votes. Besides, young folk are notorious for not voting. Kanye himself doesn’t vote…