Milwaukee Journal Sentine
Kanye West's presidential campaign in Wisconsin may be coming down to a matter of crucial seconds.
West's campaign is arguing he belongs on the presidential ballot in Wisconsin even if his campaign turned in his nomination signatures 14 seconds after the 5 p.m. on Aug. 4.
The 23-page document, filed Monday, says a state Elections Commission staffer told a West campaign aide that she turned in the nomination papers 14 seconds after the deadline. State law says the papers had to have been filed by "not later" than 5 p.m.
"The statutory provision does not distinguish between minutes and seconds," lawyer Michael Curran of Spring Green said in the filing.
"For the average observer, arriving before 5:01 p.m. is arriving 'not later' than 5 p.m. The phrase 'not later' is particularly instructive in that it indicates the presumption that the seconds from 5:00:00 to 5:00:59 are inclusive to 5 p.m. As the statute states '5 p.m.,' for something to be filed later than '5 p.m.' it would have to be filed at 5:01 p.m."
Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/08/10/kanye-wests-campaign-says-he-belongs-ballot-even-if-he-filed-nominations-papers-14-seconds-after-5-p/3340532001/
What BS. In other words, because Kanye West is a mentally ill celebrity, the rules don't apply to him.