CHICAGO (CBS) — Kanye West is short the required number of valid signatures in order to get on the Illinois ballot, according to an attorney representing an objector challenging West’s petition.
The Chicago native and Independent presidential candidate turned in his petition sheets last month.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 3 Injured After Shooting In Humboldt Park
An attorney who attended the Board of Elections meeting Friday night said West was 1,300 signatures short of the minimum 2,500 signatures required to be on the ballot in November. The decision will not be finalized until August 21, according to the board.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Warm, Sunny Week Ahead
West’s papers are also being challenged in Wisconsin.MORE NEWS: Northwestern University Bans All Social Activities At Campus Fraternities Until At Least Mid-October After Reports Of Drugging
The election commission says they were delivered too late and do not properly list West’s home address.