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Suit seeks to bar West from appearing on Arizona ballot

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Posted at 2:18 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 17:18:04-04

PHOENIX (AP) — A Maricopa County resident has asked a judge to bar Kanye West from appearing on Arizona’s Nov. 3 ballot. Rasean Clayton accuses the hip hop artist of serving as an election spoiler.

Clayton’s attorneys say independent presidential candidates can appear on Arizona’s ballot if they aren’t registered with a recognized party and gather enough voter signatures to nominate them. They say West isn’t qualified to run because he’s a registered Republican.

West’s attorney, Tim LaSota, said it was hyperbole to claim his client wants to be a spoiler against Democratic nominee Joe Biden. West faces a Friday deadline for turning in more than 39,000 signatures.