On August 28, the Virginia Board of Elections said that Kanye West’s independent presidential petition is valid. Although last month a U.S. District Court had lowered the requirement due to the health crisis from 5,000 signatures to 2,500 signatures, that order only included the four plaintiff minor parties. Kanye West could have filed a separate lawsuit to benefit from the 2,500 figure, but he did not. Instead he collected 5,000 valid signatures. Thanks to Mark Seidenberg for this news.