Kanye West’s ballot battle in Wisconsin has been dealt another blow — this time, by the strike of a grandfather clock.
A circuit court judge ruled that the rapper, who missed a filing deadline by 14 seconds last month, cannot appear on the swing state’s presidential ballot as a third-party candidate.
“The court believes at the time a grandfather clock rings out five times is the moment it is 5 p.m.,” Brown County Judge John Zakowski wrote in his Friday decision. “Any time after that is precisely that: after 5 p.m.”
West’s campaign filed a lawsuit Aug. 29 after the Wisconsin Board of Elections rejected his nomination papers over the missed deadline, arguing that state election law gave him until 5:01 p.m. to file.
But it’s not over yet: the case will likely be appealed to the state supreme court – which is dominated by conservatives.
West, who has visited President Trump in the White House and calls himself