KANYE West’s presidential campaign received a brutal blow from a Wisconsin judge who ruled that the rapper be kept off the ballot.
Kanye, who missed a deadline for filing by 14 seconds, filed a lawsuit on Aug. 29 after the Wisconsin Board of Elections rejected his nomination papers, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reported.
Kanye West missed getting on the Wisconsin ballot by 14 seconds[/caption]
The rapper is running on the third-party Birthday Party ticket[/caption]
Kanye has spent more than $6.7 million of his own cash on his presidential campaign[/caption]
The “Stronger” rapper is likely to appeal circuit court Judge John Zakowski’s ruling to the state’s supreme court, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
“The court believes at the time a grandfather clock rings out five times is the moment it is 5 p.m. Any time after that is precisely that: after 5 p.m.,” Zakowski wrote in his decision.
He added: “The court used the analogy of midnight. There is significant difference between 11:59:59 p.m. and one second after midnight. The passage of a second after midnight confers an entirely new day.”
Kanye, with his vice-presidential candidate Michelle Tidball, is running as a member of the third-party Birthday Party ticket.
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Absentee ballots in the swing-state have been put on hold, however, as the court grapples with whether Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins should be added.
Kanye has spent a staggering $6.7 million of his own cash on his long-shot presidential bid and boasting that he has “more money than Trump” — while denying claims that he is being funded by Republicans to pull votes away from Joe Biden.