New Jersey Democrat Files To Boot Kanye West From 2020 Presidential Ballot

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FILE – In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Kim Kardashian West, left, and Kanye West arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Kanye West will visit the White House on Thursday to meet with President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner talk about manufacturing in America, gang violence, prison reform and Chicago violence. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Even as Democrats claim to lead the charge for more Black representation in public life and Black lives in general, a Democrat lawyer in New Jersey has filed to have Kanye West’s name removed from the presidential ballot in November.

Politico reports that Scott Salmon, a former Democrat candidate for Congress, filed the complaint in response to what he sees as problematic signatory gathering on West’s behalf.

Scott Salmon, who ran for Congress in 2018, said that although West filed at least 500 signatures more than needed to get on the ballot, those signatures are “egregiously bad, almost to a degree insulting.” The signatures, he said, are missing required information and many appear to be written in the same hand.



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