Kanye West unlikely to appear on Illinois ballots after many signatures deemed invalid

Chicago News USA

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Kanye West will likely not appear on Illinois ballots this election day due to a challenge that invalidated most of his nominating signatures.

The Chicago native and rapper submitted more than 3,200 signatures, but a review by the state elections board rejected 60 percent of them, or about 1,900. 2,500 valid signatures are required to appear on the ballot.

He can appeal, but is unlikely to restore enough signatures.

In an interview this week with Forbes Magazine, West seemed to acknowledge that his candidacy was an effort to take votes away from Joe Biden.

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