Voters in three more states won’t see Kanye West on their ballots for president this year.
Election officials in Ohio, Illinois and West Virginia ruled Friday that the rapper, who announced in July he was running for president as an independent, didn’t qualify to appear on their state ballots.
The rulings came a day after officials in Wisconsin and Montana decided that West wasn’t eligible.
West was disqualified in Ohio because information and a signature on a nominating petition and statement of candidacy for the rapper and running mate Michelle Tidball didn’t match the paperwork used to gather needed voter signatures.
In Illinois, West’s home state, the state Board of Elections voted 8-0 on Friday that he’s ineligible for the ballot there because he lacked the 2,500 valid signatures needed.
Election officials in West Virginia determined that West’s campaign had only 6,383 of the 7,144 valid signatures needed, said Jennifer Gardner, a spokeswoman for the secretary of state’s office.
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