Wisconsin Elections Commission denies Kanye West's bid to appear on ballot citing late registration
WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin Elections Commission voted Thursday, Aug. 20, to deny rapper Kanye West's bid to be on the ballot for the presidential election. The decision is because his campaign did not file the necessary paperwork on time.
BREAKING: @WI_Elections votes to sustain the challenge to deny @kanyewest's bid to be on the ballot in Wisconsin for the presidential election because his campaign did not file the necessary paperwork on time.— Victor Jacobo (@victorjacobo_) August 20, 2020
Democrats question the motive of West being on the ballot. Republican operatives are on West's campaign team and helped facilitate his nomination papers in Wisconsin.
Democrats believe the GOP is attempting to siphon votes away from Joe Biden.
In 2016, President Donald Trump won Wisconsin by fewer than 23,000 votes, leaving the possibility open that a third party candidate could have an impact on the race here.