Kanye West thrown off Ohio presidential ballot after signature petitions deemed illegitimate

Rapper-turned-presidential candidate Kanye West will not appear on the Ohio ballot in November following a ruling by the state’s Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court voted 7-0 to affirm signature errors found in ballot petitions submitted by his campaign. The ruling upholds a decision made by Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose in August, which determined that information on petition ballots circulated by the campaign did not match the original documents filed with the state.

“A signature is the most basic form of authentication and an important, time-honored, security measure to ensure that a candidate aspires to be on the ballot and that a voter is being asked to sign
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