Ex-RNC Lawyer Sues To Get Kanye West On WI Ballot

Wisconsin Public Radio reports:

Rapper Kanye West is making another effort to get on Wisconsin’s presidential ballot, filing a lawsuit late Friday that argues the Wisconsin Elections Commission violated his constitutional rights when it rejected his nominating petitions.

The lawsuit, which was filed in Brown County Circuit Court, argues that the Elections Commission erred when it voted 5-1 that West missed the 5 p.m. filing deadline on Aug. 4. Video from that day showed an attorney working for West’s campaign entering the front door of the building that houses the Wisconsin Elections Commission shortly after 5 p.m.

But the West campaign argues in its lawsuit that because the state law requires signatures be filed “not later than” 5 p.m., it met that deadline when it filed the signatures before 5:01 p.m.