Kanye West's presidential plans rocked after ballot removal

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Kanye West has been removed from the presidential ballot in Wisconsin.

The 'All Day' hitmaker's campaign to be President of the USA has been rocked by another blow after the Wisconsin Elections Commission voted on Thursday (20.08.20) to remove him from the ballot in the swing state - which has 10 electoral votes - because he did not file the required documents before the state's 5 August deadline for independent candidates, TMZ reports.

Kanye - who was also removed from the ballot in his home state of Illinois after officials ruled more than half of his submitted signatures were invalid - had previously accused democrats in Wisconsin of spying on his presidential campaign.

His gripe came after an official complaint was filed asking the Elections Commission to check his submitted documents for fake signatures.

In the 43-year-old rapper's response to the complaint, he accused local democrats of hiring a private investigator to probe his street team, who had been gathering signatures on his behalf, as part of an "organised effort of harassment and intimidation" against his campaign, but insisted they were wasting their time as there was no wrongdoing to uncover.