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Kanye West’s Presidential Campaign Has Eye Set on Arizona’s Ballot

The West campaign has been knocked off ballots in Wisconsin, Illinois, Montana, Ohio and West Virginia.

Kanye West’s presidential campaign is still going strong, now he has his eyes set on landing on the ballot in Arizona.

According to TMZ, West and his campaign are willing to do whatever it takes to garner enough signatures to get his name officially on the ballot of the swing state. The report alleges he’s potentially looking to spend upwards of $500,000. 

The group we previously shared West is working with Let Voters Decide is reportedly sending 100 people to Arizona to snag signatures. They’ll be aiming for a total of 37,769 names. Sources say petitioners who are being sent to Arizona are being paid $8 per signature. 

If you’re keeping tabs on the West campaign, he was recently knocked off Wisconsin’s ballot. Per TMZ, the Wisconsin Elections Committee voted to exclude him because he didn’t file signatures and paperwork before the state’s August 5 deadline for independent candidates. Two weeks ago Kanye alleged the Wisconsin Democratic party was spying on him. 

New York Magazine reports West was booted off the ballots in the following states: Illinois, Montana, Ohio, and West Virginia. As of August 21, he has been approved to appear on the November ballots in Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Vermont. Louisiana and Utah are also being heavily considered. The next states beyond Arkansas that West is looking at racking up signatures include Idaho, Kentucky and Wyoming.

Last week, West’s team missed a key filing deadline with the Federal Election Commission. He was required to file to indicate if his campaign had spent or raised $100,000 or more. It’s clear that West has spent more than that as he’s been beefing up ballot efforts over the course of the month of August.

Kanye wouldn’t be Kanye if he didn’t have outlandish claims against him beyond his campaign. On Monday, MyChannel, a black tech company announced it’d be suing West for violating an oral partnership agreement. Pitchfork reports the company claims he promised to invest $10 million but walked away from their partnership and eventually copied their video commerce technology. MyChannel’s lawsuit also states their team was never paid $7 million in work they completed for Yeezy apparel. The company is currently seeking damages.

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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