Republicans Help Kanye West Get On 2020 Ballots
The first question anyone would ask would be, 'why would they help?'
At last count, three not-so-prominent and rather sketchy Republicans are trying to help Kanye West get on the ballot in all 50 states. The connection has raised questions about whether Kanye West is serious about running for president or not. One of the identified Republicans has run into some legal trouble regarding elections in the past.
Mark Jacoby, an executive at Let the Voters Decide, has been gathering signatures for West's campaign in three states. This is the same Jacoby that was arrested on voter fraud charges back in 2008. He was working for the GOP at the time.
New York Magazine identified the other two as Gregg Keller, who is the former executive director of the American Conservative Union, and Chuck Wilton, who apparently is a delegate for President Trump.
To get on the ballot in each state Mr. West will have to gather a lot of signatures, and fast.
The clock is ticking for the primaries. He is not affiliated with any established political party at this time, so he will need to list himself as an independent. When asked what party he was with when he first said he was running he responded, "The Birthday Party." That's a funny answer, but at this time it cannot be listed.