Monday, March 1, 2021

Arizona Supreme Court Still Hasn’t Explained Why it Removed Kanye West from the November 2020 Ballot

Ballot Access News

On September 8, 2020, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that Kanye West should not be on the November 2020 ballot as an independent for president, even though it appeared he had more than enough signatures. The court did not explain why it did that, but said, “An opinion will follow.”

It has now been almost six months, and the court has not yet issued its explanation. The basis seems to be that his candidates for presidential elector did not file campaign finance documents, yet no presidential elector candidates had ever before been required to file such documents, and the Secretary of State’s website, which has very clear instructions for independent presidential candidates, did not say the elector candidates need to file such documents.

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