RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A choose on Thursday ordered rapper Kanye West’s identify faraway from presidential ballots in Virginia.
West was disqualified as a result of he failed to satisfy a requirement that 13 folks pledge their help for his marketing campaign, Richmond Circuit Court docket Choose Joi Taylor stated.
Taylor dominated that 11 of the 13 “Elector Oaths” the West marketing campaign submitted had been invalid, together with some that had been “obtained by improper, fraudulent and/or deceptive means.”
Earlier this week, a legislation agency with ties to distinguished Democrats sued on behalf of two individuals who stated they had been tricked into signing such an oath.
An legal professional for West didn’t reply to an e-mail looking for remark.
West introduced a presidential bid in July, saying he’s looking for the nation’s highest workplace on a ticket he calls the “Birthday Social gathering.” His quixotic marketing campaign has led to lawsuits in a number of states over whether or not his identify must be on ballots.
Democrats declare Republicans are pushing West’s candidacy in swing states to siphon Black votes from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
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