Kanye West’s decision to run for office this late in 2020 has made his chance to win slim, and still, his chances just keep getting slimmer.
Kanye has been fighting his hardest to get on ballots in various states and received a ton of push back in the meantime. Many states are saying the signatures he needs to get on ballots aren’t eligible, while others are saying he’s trying to steal the black vote from Joe Biden. Kanye has repeatedly expressed that no one can pay him to steal the vote because he “has more money than Trump,” though he doesn’t explicitly say if he’s working with the President. The rapper elaborated on his view of the campaign on Nick Cannon’s Cannon’s Class podcast, where he says he’s, “walking” for president.
A circuit court magistrate ruled this week that Kanye was, in fact, too late by submitting his nomination docs last month to get his name on the ballot come November … even though his team got it in 14 seconds after 5 o’clock, which they felt was still inside the window.
Not the case, so says Judge John Zakowski. Hizzoner writes, “The court believes at the time a grandfather clock rings out five times is the moment it is 5 p.m. Any time after that is precisely that: after 5 p.m.” Oof, tough crowd. But wait, there’s more to his rationale.
Judge Zakowski goes on to explain … “The court used the analogy of midnight.
There is significant difference between 11:59:59 p.m. and one second after midnight. The passage of a second after midnight confers an entirely new day.” Hmmm, we suppose he has a point.
There is still hope if Kanye appeals this with the Wisconsin Supreme Court, but as election day comes closer and closer, it may be best to worry about the rest of the campaign instead.