Does Kanye really want to be President? Probably not. He seems to just want to run for President and he acknowledges that his campaign is meant to assist Trump’s re-election bid. Kanye could get into a lot of trouble.
Is that legal? It doesn’t seem to be ‘illegal’, but maybe it should be. Regardless, it will be an uphill battle to prove that Kanye knowingly committed fraud. There has been considerable legal debate surrounding whether a person suffering a psychotic episode is culpable for murder. It will be much harder to arrive at a decision whether a person suffering a psychotic episode is culpable for running for President.
In various states, Republican operatives have been helping Kanye to get on the ballot , but why are they doing it? Critics claim that the Trump Campaign and the Republican Party are engaging in voter suppression by helping Kanye’s campaign. Even more criticism is aimed at the Trump Campaign’s willingness to take advantage of a man who is suffering from an acute episode of mental illness.
Is helping Kanye to get on the ballot voter suppression? Yes. In this case it is definitely voter suppression. The Trump Campaign clearly believes that Kanye will attract votes that would have otherwise gone to Biden. Specifically, the Trump Campaign believes that Kanye will siphon the black vote away from Biden. What? You thought the Republican Party is helping Kanye because they are interested in advancing democracy? Please.
Why do they believe Kanye will siphon votes from Biden? Well, the Trump Campaign and the Republican Party have probably done some polling. Polling results are very likely providing the Trump Campaign with an incentive to provide Kanye with all the support they can. That means they know that kanye will siphon the black vote.
That’s kind of weird. Kanye isn’t really running for President in good faith. He is simply running to siphon votes from Biden so that Trump will win. Kanye admits this. Kanye is running for President because he believes that Jesus needs his help so that Trump can win and outlaw abortion–or something like that. Seriously. That is Kanye’s platform.
Strangely, Kanye has been spending a lot of time with members of the Trump Administration. Last week, Kanye claimed he was working with Betsy DeVos on schools. This week, it has been reported that Kanye visited with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in Colorado. Kushner claims that he is old friends with Kanye and they speak frequently, but God only knows what they would have in common.
Why is it wrong? It is wrong because it is vote manipulation. The Trump Campaign is exploiting current divisions within the Democratic Party for their own advantage. They also seem to be manufacturing and facilitating these divisions. Presenting Kanye as an alternative to Biden is actively stoking the fires of division.
It is not unusual for political parties to become divided, and that is always a benefit to the party that is enjoying unity. Say what you want about the state of the Republican Party these days, but they have been quite unified in their support of Trump. Never Trumpers seem to have lost the battle.
Meanwhile, the Democrats have been rather divided. Their party seems to have become a catch all for every political standpoint left of fascism, and that is a very wide spectrum. No matter what a candidate stands for, a lot of people remain unhappy.
It is simply luck for the Trump Campaign that a third candidate has emerged that has such an affinity for Trump. Usually, a third candidate presents themselves as an alternative to the other candidates, but Kanye has made no secret of his admiration for Trump.
The most tragic aspect of Kanye’s campaign is that the Trump Campaign and the Republican operatives that have been helping him are not doing a very good job.
In Illinois, 60% of Kanye’s signatures were determined to be invalid. That is a really big deal. Kanye had trouble in New Jersey, as well. In Kanye’s filing for that state, there were problems with 640 signatures. This type of fraud in multiple states could get Kanye into a lot of trouble.
In Wisconsin, obvious fake names were found, such as Mickey Mouse and Bernie Sanders. Even worse, witnesses are claiming they have been tricked into signing the ballot petition:
Cheryl Pernell said she was approached in a Walmart parking lot in Milwaukee by a woman who asked if she was registered to vote. When Pernell said yes, the woman asked her to put down her name so they’d know she was already registered. Pernell gave out her information as requested, but said she couldn’t see the top of the form she signed.Mic
If this is true, it is outrageous. It is fraud. What is the Trump campaign doing and why? Why is Kanye being set up??