Kanye West‘s bid to appear in the NJ ballot for president is full steam ahead … TMZ’s learned he’s filed the necessary paperwork to do just that.
We’ve learned Ye submitted petitions Monday with 1,327 signatures in his quest for a presidential run. In the Garden State, the requirement for Independent candidates to file for president is 800 signatures. Ye clearly surpassed that … but from now until July 31 at 5 PM, there’s an objection period where someone can challenge the validity of individual signatures submitted. If there are no objections, Kanye gets a place on the ballot.
This, of course, all sounds too familiar. TMZ broke the story … he’s facing a huge hurdle in his home state of Illinois after several objections over the validity of signatures gathered to get on that state’s ballot. As we reported … one of the objectors says he reviewed roughly 3,200 signatures but claims to have found less than 1,000 valid signatures in Kanye’s docs. A hearing is set for next week on that issue.
As we’ve reported … Kanye’s already submitted paperwork to get on the ballot in Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma.
So while Kanye is in the middle of a battle with his own family and mental health struggles … it’s clear his political team is still firing on all cylinders.