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Kanye West blocked from Wisconsin presidential poll

The Wisconsin Elections Fee voted Thursday to maintain American rapper Kanye West off the state’s presidential poll in November.

On a 5-1 vote, the bipartisan fee dominated that West’s workforce didn’t file its nomination by the deadline of 5 p.m. Aug. 4.

The panel is made up of three Republicans and three Democrats.

The commissioners rejected the argument made by West’s lawyer that the rapper’s workforce truly had till 5:01 p.m. to file, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

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West is working on the Birthday Celebration ticket with vice presidential candidate Michelle Tidball.

“I remorse it’s the case,” mentioned Commissioner Dean Knudson, a former GOP state lawmaker. “I don’t really feel they filed well timed.”

West, who’s hoping to get on the poll in a handful of states, turned in additional than 2,400 signatures on his nomination papers, greater than the two,000 minimal wanted for an unbiased candidate to get on the poll in Wisconsin.

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Democrats are involved {that a} West candidacy will siphon votes from former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat who will face Republican President Donald Trump in November.

Wisconsin Republicans took an energetic half in attempting to get West on the poll.

At the least 5 of his 10 electors are Republican activists or Trump supporters. Additionally, Lane Ruhland, an lawyer for the Trump marketing campaign in a Wisconsin lawsuit, helped file the nomination papers for the West marketing campaign.

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One Wisconsin Republican supply has mentioned the objective is for West to get 107,000 votes, about what Libertarian Gary Johnson did in 2016. Trump gained the state by somewhat greater than 22,000 votes.

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