Kanye West missed an FEC filing & he’s been rejected from 30 states’ ballots

Kanye West exiting his office after a few morning meetings

For some reason, this was big news on People Magazine: Kanye West flew home to LA this weekend to spend time with his wife and children. They make it sound like he hasn’t seen them in months, when really they returned from a big family vacation in the Dominican Republic and Colorado just a week and a half ago. Granted, before that family vacay, Kanye had been in the throes of a major manic episode and he had not seen his family for much of the summer. Regarding this weekend, a source told People: “He is still busy working on his music and presidential campaign, but really missed the kids and flew to see them. They are all spending the weekend at their Hidden Hills house and catching up as a family.” Yeah, I think something fishy is happening. Kanye has been flying all over the place recently – he flew to see Jared Kushner in Colorado, Kanye was in New York for a whirlwind trip last week, and then he’s been back and forth to the Wyoming Dome too. What’s going on?

As for his “presidential campaign,” I was watching CNN (at the gym) over the weekend and it occurred to me that CNN was giving Kanye’s candidacy more time and legitimacy than they ever gave Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris during the primaries. So there’s that. Kanye was also rejected from the Wisconsin ballot - he filed too late – and he will not appear on the Montana, Ohio and Illinois ballots either. He withdrew his request from New Jersey because most of the signatures were falsified. And when I say HE did all of these things, I’m talking about the Trump operatives working on his campaign. The Hill has a better count on which states’ ballots Kanye will actually appear. And there’s this too:

Kanye West may have missed another important deadline in his presidential run, and this one certainly suggests his campaign is on the rocks. Kanye, the presidential candidate, is required by FEC rules to file a financial report if he raises or spends $100k on his campaign. The filing deadline was August 20, but according to an FEC official … the agency hasn’t received it. So this means one of 2 things, and neither is good for Kanye — either he missed the filing deadline or he didn’t raise $100k … and how do you run for Prez if you can’t raise $100k?

As we reported, Kanye really ramped up his campaign in late July after his off-the-rails rally in South Carolina, hiring a third-party group called Let the Voters Decide to help get him on the ballot in several states. He’s also hired a team of political advisors. Ye spent at least $30k to get on the ballot in Illinois … but it didn’t pay off. We’ve reached out to Kanye’s team … no word back so far.

[From TMZ]

What is even the purpose of all of this from Kanye’s side? I mean, I get it from Jared Kushner’s side – Tom Riddle clearly believes that Kanye can siphon some Democratic votes from Joe Biden. But WTF is going on with Kanye? This isn’t just his mental illness, it’s just profound ignorance. Does he actually think he’s doing *something*? I don’t know. But I have no shame in wanting Kanye to be charged with election fraud. His wife can represent him in court.

Kanye White House

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  1. JennyJenny says:

    Falsified signatures? Yeah, that sounds about right.

    Who’s in charge of his campaign?

  2. SvB says:

    I was at my county ballot placement last week and Joe Biden was pulled for 1st placement and Trump got 13th of 13 candidates. Kanye was on there but I forget what placement he got. Red state, btw.

  3. Girl_ninja says:

    Lock him up.

  4. Alizya says:

    I was at my county ballot placement last week and Joe Biden was pulled for 1st placement and Trump got 13th of 13 candidates. Kanye was on there but I forget what placement he got. Red state, btw.

  5. Ann says:

    What are the chances Kanye gets arrested? I’m thinking it’s very likely given the level of crimes he’s committing on behalf of people who will claim they never met him if and when he does face real consequences. Of course Kanye is very famous and rich and has connections too. I am interested in seeing what happens either way. This is a serious mess Kanye has gotten himself into.

  6. Sara says:

    The thing is, I have to think he’s not the only person who pulls bs like this. It just so happens he’s very famous.

  7. Likeyoucare says:

    I think someone is paying him to be an arsehole. Why did Trump people help him, if they were both vying for the same job.Its all about the money.

  8. Onemoretime says:

    I don’t know who’s stupider him or this administration thinking he can pull the black vote. Maybe the GeneZ who are of voting age but that’s about it & that’s only if they actually vote.
    We have a first time GeneZ voter who we have taught that state & local elections are far more important that presidential ones. What you get in the White House starts at your county elections, especially if they keep that outdated electoral college.
    Kayne needs to sit down.

    • Noki says:

      I read a lot of ‘black’ blogs they think he has absolutely lost the plot and he needs to get out of the sunken place. He is a sorry joke!

      • whatWHAT? says:

        yeah, just about every Black journalist, commentator, blogger, presenter, lecturer etc that I’ve heard/read/seen has dismissed him completely. one of the main reasons is the “slavery is a choice” comment (they pretty much canceled him after that) and the fact that he’s a trumphumper.

  9. kesley says:

    I mean, the signatures are so fake that I can’t believe Kanye or the Trump team helping him thought this would get by each state’s registration board. Mickey Mouse and Bernie Sanders were listed as signees, unreadable signatures, people with different names listing the same address…..it wasn’t even convincing fraud.

    Again, how did they think they would get away with this? And yes all of them – even Kanye – should be charged with election fraud.

  10. minx says:

    He’s pathetic.

  11. Zaya says:

    Of course he didn’t meet the requirements. Look at who is advising him…the secretary of failure, Jared Kushner.

  12. shanaynay says:

    I really hate the fact that celebrities are traveling for vacations freely. DR is still at a level 4 advisory with curfews in place, etc. My trip there was cancelled but I guess if you’re flying private with $$$ the rules don’t apply to you?

  13. The Recluse says:

    Kanye is playing a vile role in trying to undermine our democracy on Drumpf’s behalf.
    He is permanently CANCELLED and he can return to well deserved obscurity somewhere real soon.

  14. Christa says:

    I think the most important thing might be that this means he did successfully get on the ballot in 20 states? Or have the deadlines just not passed yet?

  15. Well-Wisher says:

    If Kanye gets on the ballot of swing states ,then it can potentially create problems for the Democrats. If so, then poor black voters would have to just his past behaviour,speech and electoral platform then decide if he has had their best interests at heart. Then they’ll act accordingly with resolution. In the meanwhile as black Christians folks know “God is good.”