There Is Good Reason for Biden to Fear Kanye’s Candidacy – By Peter Wade (Rolling Stone) / Aug 8 2020
“I’m telling you, this could be a problem,” election forecaster Rachel Bitecofer said
Kanye West’s presidential campaign is largely a sideshow, but in swing states like Wisconsin, it matters.
West has missed too many filing deadlines to appear on most state ballots come November. But, by successfully submitting in time in Wisconsin on Tuesday, the rap superstar could potentially impact the general election results in a state where Trump won by a narrow 23,000 votes in 2016.
According to New York magazine, West will be on the ballot in nine states, leaving 19 others where the filing deadline has not elapsed. But those who are dreaming of the farce that would be a Kanye, Trump, and Biden presidential debate will be disappointed. The debate commission rules do not allow candidates to participate if they won’t be eligible to capture the needed 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.
There are, however, two reasons to take West’s presidential campaign seriously: the very real impact his candidacy could have on what might be one of the most consequential presidential elections in US history and the entertainer’s personal mental health.