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Kanye West Accuses Wisconsin Democrats of Spying on His Campaign

The rapper might not make it on Wisconsin’s presidential ballot despite submitting over 2,000 signatures.

Kanye West has accused the Wisconsin Democratic Party of spying on his ongoing presidential campaign. 

According to TMZ, the party reportedly declared that West submitted fake signatures to get on the ballot in the state. A legitimate complaint alleged the rapper not only submitted phony signatures but also that he failed to get them turned in before the deadline. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel confirms West’s campaign team did not submit the signatures by the 5 p.m. deadline. 

Kanye also says Democrats hired a private investigator to take a look at the inner workings of his team. He alleges it’s part of an “organized effort of harassment and intimidation” against his run for president. 

Last week, per TMZ he also filed signatures and paperwork to get his name on the Wisconsin ballot. A total of 2,000 signatures were needed to make this happen. The company he recently started working with, Let The Voters Decide helped his team obtain the signatures. A week ago West missed the ballot deadlines for Nebraska, New York, and Maryland.

Kanye claims “the complaint filed on Friday seeking to prevent him from getting on the ballot was submitted by a man who is widely reported to be a front for the Democratic Party.” That’s not it, the complaint doesn’t just address false signatures, but it also includes affidavits from voters who said they were tricked into signing their names.

Wisconsin’s Elections Commission is set to review the legal paperwork and make a recommendation about West’s slot on the ballot to a bipartisan panel made up of three Democrats and three Republicans.

West was recently removed from his home state’s ballot as Illinois officials decided more than half of the submitted signatures were illegitimate. White House correspondent April Ryan recently tweeted the rapper could be heading towards an election-fraud investigation as two states have declared him “ineligible” due to the “faulty signatures.”

Robyn Mowatt

Robyn Mowatt is a Staff Writer at Okayplayer where she covers culture, music, and fashion. You can see what's on her mind on Twitter at @robyn_mowatt.

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