Kanye West Kicked Off Presidential Ballot In Virginia

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On Thursday, a Virginia judge ordered Kanye West’s name to be removed from the state’s presidential ballot.

The news comes just a week after the Virginia Board of Elections announced that Kanye West had submitted the required 5,000 petition signatures and 13 pledges of support.

According to The Washington Post, Richmond Circuit Court Judge Joi Jeter-Taylor made the ruling on a lawsuit on behalf of two people who say they were tricked into signing an “Elector Oath” backing West’s candidacy.

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The lawsuit alleges that 11 of West’s 13 electors may be invalid and asks the court to block West’s name from appearing on ballots.

According to the complaint, Wilson was approached earlier this month by a representative from the West campaign who asked him to sign to be an “elector for the state,” saying his name “would be entered into a pool to be individually picked to be part of the Electoral College.”

He only learned that the document he signed pledged him to be an elector for the West campaign after being contacted by a news reporter.

“Kanye West’s name was never mentioned,” Wilson said in a signed affidavit submitted with the lawsuit.

West has qualified to appear on the ballot in several states, including Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Tennessee and Utah.

 

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