The Idaho Democratic Party and a pair of Idaho voters are suing to have rapper and presidential candidate Kanye West removed from the state’s presidential ballot.
The plaintiffs filed suit in the 4th District Court against West and Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney, claiming that West is ineligible to appear on the ballot since he is registered as a Republican in Wyoming, Idaho Press reported.
“This case is about upholding the integrity of our elections,” Attorney Carl Withroe said. “A candidate who is not eligible for the ballot appearing on some or all of the ballots Idaho voters were use this November will cause confusion, and that is not helpful.”
Reporter Ben Jacobs tweeted that the lawsuit marks the “first time a state Democratic Party has explicitly tried to boot West from the ballot.”
This Idaho lawsuit to remove Kanye West from the ballot in the state has the Idaho Democratic Party listed as plaintiff. It’s the first time a state Democratic Party has explicitly tried to boot West from the ballot. https://t.co/dgCp3wPIPO
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) September 11, 2020
Withroe reportedly dismissed a question about a 2008 Idaho Supreme Court case, which West’s