The The 2020 presidential election is over and finished with, but Kanye westthe presidential campaign of in the face of scrutiny and possible legal action of the Federal Election Commission for alleged irregularities.
March 5 The daily beast released an investigation into West’s birthday party campaign, which was reportedly scrutinized by the FEC over an abnormal number of complaints. “In over five years of doing this, I’ve never encountered anything like it,” Jordan Libowitz, communications director for the government watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, told the publication about the ‘Ye’ campaign.
Jennifer Bloom, mother of 16-year-old donor Ian Bloom, called the West campaign a “scam.” His son bought 2020 Kanye merchandise for $ 3,280 in hopes of making a big leap into the secondary market. He would not have received a single item that he purchased. “I don’t know what’s going on there,” Ian Bloom said. “I ordered 20 hoodies from his campaign website, along with a lot of other people I know. They said it would take three weeks, then I emailed the support team, and the email just wasn’t a thing anymore. He still tries to dispute the charges with his credit card company.
There is also the issue of accepting campaign donations from minors, which is illegal. Students would represent more than 1,200 of the 3,161 Western Campaign donations, the total of contributions being. $ 349,160. “I can confidently say that at least half of us in the group must still be in high school,” Bloom added. Two other miners have come forward, including Andres Zapata, 15, who claimed to have donated $ 1,300 in January but has yet to receive his items. Merch is no longer available on Kanye’s campaign site.
XXL has reached out to publicists and Kanye West’s presidential campaign for comment.
Kanye confirmed he is running for president in 2020 July, taking a late start on his already unfathomable race to become the POTUS. Things were shaky from the start with Kanye it seems hiring and firing of a campaign staff of 180 people in the week following the announcement of his race. After relaunching his campaign in September, he would have asked singles on its staff to refrain from having sex.
The rapper-politician struggled to go to the polls in several states and was even withdrawn from the ballot in Illinois after discovering that 1,900 of the signatures allegedly obtained by his campaign were invalid, leading some to believe that the FEC would open an investigation into electoral fraud.
Kanye raised $ 2 million through contributions from individuals and spent $ 12.4 million of his own money on his campaign, according to FEC data. It was strangely confident about his chances of winning. However, he only got 60,000 votes in total.
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