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Entertainment Kanye West barred from contesting in three states; more updates about presidential bid

12:05  22 september  2020
12:05  22 september  2020 Source:   ibtimes.co.uk

Kanye West returns to LA for reunion with wife Kim Kardashian and children

  Kanye West returns to LA for reunion with wife Kim Kardashian and children Kanye West has taken a break from working on his new music and his 2020 presidential campaign to spend time with family.According to a report in People magazine, Kanye West has taken a break from working on his new music and his 2020 presidential campaign as an independent candidate to spend time with Kim Kardashian, his wife of six years, and their children- North, seven, Saint, four, Chicago, two, and Psalm, one.

Kanye West is on the ballot in Minnesota and Tennessee but just missed the filing deadline in Wisconsin. Missouri said his petition lacked more than 3 ,400 valid signatures, but he's gone to court in a last-ditch attempt to get on the ballot in the swing state of Ohio.

Many states require Kanye , and other potential candidates, to collected a specific number of signatures from qualified voters showing their support as Earlier this month, it was reported Kanye spent nearly million of his own money on his 2020 presidential campaign since July, records show.

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Kanye West has a lot on his plate at the moment. He is struggling with a serious episode of bipolar disorder which keeps leading to public outbursts. He has also waged a war against record contracts over his demand that all artists should own their copyrights. Meanwhile, he has also been trying to create new music.

Apart from all this, Kanye West is also running for the United States president as an independent candidate. The musician has hired an expensive team to work on his presidential bid ahead of the upcoming elections in November, but yet some things are not working in his favour.

Kanye West says God told him to crash Taylor Swift's VMAs speech

  Kanye West says God told him to crash Taylor Swift's VMAs speech Kanye West said that God is responsible for making his infamous "I'ma let you finish" speech at the 2009 VMAs happen.The rapper reminisced on that memorable awards night on the recent episode of Cannon's Class podcast. He said that God had a hand in everything that happened that day. He pointed out that God wanted him up there on the stage to hijack Swift's acceptance speech.

Kanye West 's public declaration over the weekend that he is running for president of the United States surprised many – but it seems he While Kanye 's arguably been better known for his impulsive social media outbursts than for his music in recent years, this apparent presidential bid – coming just four

KANYE WEST has suffered a major blow to his presidential hopes as he missed key deadlines to register for the US election in November. If Kanye is seriously mounting a presidential campaign, he would be doing so at a serious deficit, with 102 electoral college votes unavailable to him out of 538.

The "Jesus Is King" rapper had hired "Let the Voters Decide," a third-party petitioning group, to gather the required signatures in states in order to be placed on the presidential ballot in November. A TMZ report on Monday stated that he has paid them between $3.5m (£2.7m) and $4.5m (£3.5m) till now to work for him across 15 states, as revealed by a source in the organisation.

The 43-year-old has received mixed results despite his vast expenses. According to the report, he paid $1 million to get 93,000 signatures in Arizona, but a judge is said to have barred him from being on the ballot. A lawsuit was also filed in the state on Monday to keep him off the ballot as an independent candidate on the grounds that he and 10 of his 11 electors are Republicans, reports CNN.

Kanye West threatens legal action against Universal and Sony

  Kanye West threatens legal action against Universal and Sony Kanye West shared a text conversation on Twitter about possibly taking legal action against Universal and Sony just hours after the rapper said he would not make any more music until his contract ends. 'I'm not putting no more music out till I'm done with my contract with Sony and Universal ... On God ... in Jesus name ... come and get me,' West tweeted Monday night. 'I need to see everybody's contracts at Universal and Sony I'm not gonna watch my people be enslaved I'm putting my life on the line for my people The music industry and the NBA are modern day slave ships I'm the new Moses,' West added.

Kanye West Getty Images for Fast Company. More On Billionaire rapper and business mogul Kanye West vaguely outlined a preliminary campaign platform in an interview with Announcing his presidential candidacy, West tweeted, “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God

West ’s presidential bid slightly dinged Democratic presumptive Joe Biden’s odds to win the 2020 election when it was first announced on July 4, according to one of the largest online sportsbooks. Also Read: Kanye West 's Presidential Bid Hurts Joe Biden's Odds to Win, According to Betting Site.

The lawsuit is in line with the allegations that Republicans are promoting Kanye's candidacy in an effort to siphon Black votes from Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in swing states.

It is claimed that the same thing has happened with the rapper in Ohio and Virginia, where he paid $325,000 and $300,000, respectively for the signatures but couldn't make it to the ballot. Two Virginia residents are suing him to keep his name off the state's ballot in November, alleging that they were duped into signing on as electors for him.

However, he has managed to register himself onto the ballot for 12 states including Kentucky, where he allegedly spent $400,000 to get the required signatures, and in Iowa, after reportedly paying $80,000.

a group of people playing football on a field: 7 September 2017: People pass a giant inflatable face of Kanye West as they arrive for the Bestival festival being held at the Lulworth Estate in Dorset Matt Cardy/Getty Images © Matt Cardy/Getty Images 7 September 2017: People pass a giant inflatable face of Kanye West as they arrive for the Bestival festival being held at the Lulworth Estate in Dorset Matt Cardy/Getty Images

As per the financial filings with the Federal Election Commission, obtained by Politico, the father-of-four has personally loaned his campaign nearly $6.8million between July 15 and Aug. 30.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West enjoy date night amid split rumours .
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West came together on Saturday to attend their friend's wedding.Kim Kardashian and Kanye West came together on Saturday to attend their friend's wedding. The "Keeping Up With The Kardashian" star took to her Instagram stories to share snaps and footage from the socially-distanced nuptials.

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