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Unfortunately, Kanye West is still trying to be president. Fortunately, his bid to get into the White House has a snag.
TMZ is reporting that Kanye West’s attempt to get on the Illinois presidential ballot isn’t a sure bet. The celebrity gossip site states that 3 objections have been filed with the Illinois Board of Elections. Basically, that means that the signatures he acquired will now be under review, and a special meeting will be held to determine if the rapper’s name will be printed on ballots.
Anyone can take a close look at Kanye’s 412 petition papers he submitted and go through them with a fine-tooth comb and raise objections to the signatures acquired. TMZ caught up with one of those people who claim they have found some jankiness afoot when it comes to West’s petition papers.
Here’s how it works … officials tell us anyone can request to take a closer look at Kanye’s 412 petition papers he submitted last week and every single signature can be objected to for various reasons — including possible duplicates and/or use of fake names.
As for the objectors themselves … we spoke to one, Sean Tenner, who says after reviewing roughly 3,200 signatures, he claims to have found less than 1,000 valid signatures in Kanye’s docs. Sean believes the rest are invalid, but wouldn’t specifically say why.If Tenner’s complaint holds up, that means Yeezy will fall short of the 2,500 valid signatures he needs to stay on the ballot. This news follows The Blast’s reporting that West actually paid people $10-$12 dollars to sign the petition. So what motivated Tenner to even review West’s petition? He tells TMZ that he wasn’t too happy to hear the “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” crafter speak ill of the legendary freedom fighter Harriet Tubman.
It looks like Kanye’s trash takes on African American history are coming back to bite him in the ass.
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