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Kanye West Earned Just 57,000 Votes Across 12 States

The Daily Beast reports: The math was never on West’s side—no combination of votes in those states would get him to the 270 electoral votes needed to take the Oval Office. The most recent polling on West’s campaign forecast he’d capture 0.0 percent of the vote. By the time California polls closed, that more or less looked true. The rapper …

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Kanye West: I Will “Manifest” A 200,000 Seat Stadium

The Christian Post reports: Kanye West made an appearance on “The Joe Rogan Experience” on Saturday and revealed that he’s launching a gospel university. West talked for nearly three hours about his relationships with God, the music industry, his presidential run, abortion, racism and wanting to lead a free world. In the episode, he also disclosed that he would be …

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Kanye West Asks Campaign Staff Not To “Fornicate”

The New York Times reports: Kanye West wants to bring back prayer in schools, give more government support to religious groups and has even asked his campaign staff to refrain from “fornicating” outside of marriage, according to people aiding his candidacy. Mr. West, the billionaire hip-hop artist and fashion mogul turned Christian revivalist, is not running for president, but “walking,” …

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Kanye: The NBA’s A Slave Ship And I’m The New Moses

Variety reports: Kanye West took a break from his presidential campaign to make some declarations about his music career today, saying that he will refuse to release any new music until his record company, Universal Music Group, and his publisher, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, free him from their deals. In a tweet that he later deleted, West wrote, “I’m the 2nd …

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Court Keeps Kanye West Off Wisconsin Ballot (For Now)

The Associated Press reports: Rapper Kanye West does not qualify to be on the presidential ballot in battleground Wisconsin after missing a filing deadline, a judge ruled late Friday, upholding a bipartisan decision by the state elections commission. The decision is likely to be rapidly appealed to the conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court. That court put the mailing of absentee ballots …

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Ohio Supreme Court Bars Kanye West From Ballot

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state’s election chief lawfully rejected Kanye West’s effort to get on the Ohio ballot. In a 7-0 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that West and his vice-presidential candidate Michell Tidball failed to comply with state law in their effort to make the Ohio ballot. Last month, Ohio …

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Arizona Supreme Court Bars Kanye West From Ballot

The Arizona Republic reports: The Arizona Supreme Court today rejected Kanye West’s bid to appear on the state’s Nov. 3 ballot as an independent presidential candidate, just hours before eight of the state’s 15 counties faced a deadline for printing ballots. The decision marked the end of the rapper’s attempt to run in Arizona. He had appealed a lower-court decision …

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Kanye West Qualifies For Mississippi Ballot

ABC News reports: Kanye West will appear as a presidential candidate on Mississippi’s ballot in November, after being approved as a qualified candidate by the State Board of Election Commissioners on Tuesday. The rapper has already qualified to appear on the ballot as an independent candidate in several states, including Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Utah. To qualify in …

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West Loans Campaign $6.8M After Raising $11K

ABC News reports: Kanye West loaned $6.8 million to his 2020 presidential committee, essentially self-funding his campaign during the first month and a half of his run, his initial campaign disclosure report shows. In its first disclosure filing submitted to the Federal Election Commission on Friday, the West campaign reported bringing in a total of $6.8 million between July 15 …

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Kanye’s Own Electors Sue To Take Him Off VA Ballot

Law & Crime reports: Two of the people who signed Elector Oaths submitted in support of Kanye West filed a lawsuit in Virginia Circuit Court on Tuesday. They claim there is 1) evidence showing that at least three of the signatures were obtained “under false pretenses”; and 2) they believe “at least eleven of the thirteen” oaths are invalid. “As …

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Lawsuit Seeks To Block Kanye West From Arizona Ballot

Phoenix’s NBC News affiliate reports: Rapper Kanye West is being sued to keep him off Arizona’s presidential ballot, but it might be too late to stop him. The lawsuit, filed in the Maricopa County Superior Court, comes days before the Friday deadline for West to turn in at least 40,000 petition signatures to qualify for the November ballot. Just four …

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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 …

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Kanye West Ignores FEC Campaign Finance Deadline

Vice News reports: Kanye West’s presidential campaign continues to push to get him on the ballot in states across the country. But it’s now a full week late with its campaign finance filings, a move that’s allowing the shadowy organization to hide how deep the GOP efforts to back his spoiler campaign go. The monthly campaign finance filing was due …

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Officials: Kanye West Qualifies For Tennessee Ballot

The Associated Press reports: Rapper and producer Kanye West will be on Tennessee’s presidential ballot in November, the state election’s office confirmed. The secretary of state’s office announced this week that West cleared the 275 verified signature threshold to qualify as an unaffiliated presidential candidate. He will appear on the ballot with running mate Michelle Tidball, a 57-year-old spiritual coach …

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Illinois Elections Board Boots Kanye West Off Ballot

Chicago’s ABC News affiliate reports: Rap superstar and Chicago native Kanye West was officially kicked off of the presidential ballot in Illinois on Friday, the state elections board ruled. The Illinois State Board of Elections voted unanimously, 8 to 0, to remove West from the ballot after he failed to submit enough petition signatures to qualify for the race, Board …

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Bad Paperwork Sinks Kanye West’s Ballot Bid In Ohio

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Kanye West will not appear on the ballot as an independent candidate for president due to mismatched paperwork, Ohio’s top elections officials said Friday. The Ohio secretary of state’s office determined the signature and information on West’s nominating petition and statement of candidacy did not match the documents actually used for petitions signed by voters. “A …

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Wyoming Cops Called Over Combative West Staffers

The Casper Star-Tribune reports: Laramie County law enforcement was called to polling places and the county clerk there fielded more than a half-dozen reports Tuesday of staffers for Kanye West and another independent candidate acting aggressively and apparently violating state law at nearly every polling location in the capital county. The Laramie County clerk said that there were repeated reports …

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Bad Signatures Sink Kanye West’s Montana Ballot Bid

The Associated Press reports: An effort to qualify Kanye West for the ballot in Montana as a presidential candidate has fallen short, the secretary of state’s office said Thursday. Only 3,972 signatures out of nearly 8,800 turned in were deemed valid, state officials said. West needed 5,000 to qualify as an independent candidate. It wasn’t clear who was behind the …

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Cultists Work To Get Kanye West On Wyoming Ballot

The Casper Star-Tribune reports: Kanye West is officially trying to get on Wyoming’s presidential ballot as an independent candidate this fall, a spokesman with the Wyoming Secretary of State confirmed Tuesday morning. Within a day of the rapper’s filing, county clerks began to field reports about West’s signature gatherers violating state law by being too close to polling places. At …

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Kanye West Has “Vision” About Christian “JesusTok”

The New York Post reports: Jesus Toks. Controversial rapper and presidential candidate Kanye West has devised a way to make TikTok less of a cesspool for sin — by creating a child-friendly, Christian version of the video app. “A vision just came to me… Jesus Tok,” Tweeted the 43-year-old rapper Monday.  Yeezy pledged in a subsequent Tweet that he would …

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