If billionaire Kanye West were serious about trying to run for President, he’d have used his money to hire competent political advisers who could, if nothing else, actually get him on the ballot. Instead Kanye has been relying on Donald Trump and his cronies as political advisers – and the one consistent thing about Trump and his people is that they’re as incompetent as they are corrupt.
The Missouri Secretary of State has announced that Kanye West has been disqualified from the ballot in Missouri because so many of the signatures on his ballot petition were invalid, he didn’t come close to meeting the threshold. It’s not entirely clear what if any damage Kanye could have done if he’d made the ballot in Missouri, but this comes on the heels of Kanye’s similar disqualification in the key swing state of Wisconsin, where he could have potentially helped Trump by picking off even a relative handful of Biden’s votes.
When Kanye West first claimed he was running for President, Palmer Report pointed out that it was already too late for him to realistically get on the ballot in a number of key states, and that he was likely to do minimal damage. But even we weren’t expecting him to incompetently screw up the basics this badly. If Donald Trump was counting on Kanye as his savior in 2020, it looks like Trump is going to have to go back to the drawing board.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report