Kanye West Had Help Getting On The Ballot In Wisconsin From Donald Trump’s Republican Campaign Lawyer
Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West. Christian. Genius. Billionaire. Kanye West! There I did it, I also passed Donald Trump’s cognitive test and got the extra points for getting them in the right order. No need to congratulate me, I just wanted you to know that I could use a simple tool like Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West for my own narcissistic and pathological need for power and attention, just like Donald. Because you’re not going to believe this guys, but Kanye’s had some help getting his name on the ballot in certain key states (yes he’s a genius, but bureaucracy and deadlines aren’t exactly his strong suit). And while Donald has denied any personal involvement with Kanye’s campaign, according to People, it’s “getting a boost from Republican operatives and an attorney representing President Donald Trump.” Christian. Genius. Billionaire. Kanye West. Look, you thought I’d forget, but I didn’t!
While Kanye’s off on an island secretly filming a Direct-To-KUWTK remake of Marriage Story, operatives from the Republican party, ostensibly his opposition, have been working their tails off trying to get the necessary paperwork filed for his name to appear on the ballot. Now I wonder why that might be? According to People:
Kanye West’s independent presidential campaign is getting a boost from Republican operatives and an attorney representing President Donald Trump, according to multiple news reports.
As of Wednesday afternoon West, 43, has at least filed paperwork to appear on the November ballot in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
He gave up on an effort to get on the New Jersey ballot, following an objection there; and will also appear in Oklahoma after paying a filing fee. He has missed many other state deadlines, however — in New York, Texas and elsewhere.
In New Jersey, his signatures were rejected on the grounds that 600 of the 800 needed “were in some way defective.” According to the AP:
The petition shows that a number of signatures appear nearly identical, including lower-case i’s dotted with a small circle. Some signatures lack complete addresses.
Kanye West submitting these *clearly* forged signatures to NJ is peak clownery & embarrassing for his ‘campaign’ staff
i mean…. let me ask the audience pic.twitter.com/RNw7Ty1yWS
— Amani (@AmaniZara) August 6, 2020
Can we please cross-reference these with Justin Bieber‘s signature? Here’s what can HYPOTHETICALLY happen when you let your daughter and son-in-law’s friend’s husband botch the one job he had, which was run against you as an independent with the hope he’ll draw the Black vote away from your actual opponent. Hypothetically! When that goes wrong, you have to call in the adults. According to the New York Times:
The effort to get Kanye West on the ballot as a third-party candidate in several states is increasingly looking like an operation run by President Trump’s allies and Republican activists that is aimed at diverting votes from Joseph R. Biden Jr.
The strategy became overt on Tuesday, when Lane Ruhland, a lawyer who has worked for the Trump campaign, delivered ballot signatures to Wisconsin elections officials on behalf of the West campaign.
Ms. Ruhland worked for the state Republican Party during Wisconsin’s recount in the 2016 presidential election. She has been representing the Trump campaign in a lawsuit filed this year against a Wisconsin television station for airing an advertisement criticizing the president’s coronavirus response.
Here’s Lane effectively shoveling Donald’s shit through our mail slot.
This is Lane Ruhland, a top Wisconsin Republican election lawyer, dropping off signatures to ensure Kanye is on the ballot in the most crucial swing state in the nation.
Take from that what you will. https://t.co/ZDF4JI6Gwi
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) August 5, 2020
Donald, of course, denies he or his campaign is involved in any way. But he doesn’t seem too bothered by it either. When asked, Trump had nothing but kind words to say about Kanye or his wife Kim Kardashian, and spoke about them as you would a beloved accused child sex-trafficker or friendly neighborhood Nazi.
President Trump on Kanye West: "I like him. He's always been very nice to me." pic.twitter.com/fnXMdl9ZPR
— The Hill (@thehill) August 5, 2020
Now, without looking, can you repeat those words I gave to you earlier? No? Weird. Neither can I. I can only hear the hot blood of rage pulsing in my ears as I silently scream into the abyss.
Pic: ABC News via Wenn.com