Kanye West and his presidential campaign face more accusations of impropriety. In addition, Kanye West is being accused of stiffing fans of their merch…
Even though the 2020 presidential election is over and done with, Kanye West and his presidential campaign are still possible legal action. Furthermore, the Federal Elections Commission may be involved over alleged improprieties.
On March 5, The Daily Beast published an investigation into West’s Birthday Party Campaign; which has been reportedly eyed by the FEC over an abnormal number of complaints.
“In five-plus years of doing this I’ve never come across something like this,” said Jordan Libowitz, communications director for government watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington told the publication about ‘Ye’s campaign.
Jennifer Bloom, the mother of 16-year-old donor Ian Bloom, called West’s campaign “a scam.”
In addition, her son bought $3,280 worth of Kanye 2020 merch with hopes of making a sizeable flip on the third-party market. Since then, Bloom claims he has not received a single item he bought them. “I don’t know what’s happening there,” Ian Bloom said.
“I ordered like 20 hoodies off his campaign website, along with a lot of other people that I know. They said it would be three weeks, and after that I emailed the support team, and the email just wasn’t a thing.” He is still trying to dispute the charges with his credit card company.
There is also the issue of accepting campaign donations from minors; which is illegal.
Students are also claiming to account for upwards of 1,200 of the West campaign’s 3,161 donations. The total of his donations is up to $349,160. Additionally, two other minors came forward. This includes 15-year-old Andres Zapata who claims he donated $1,300 in January but has yet to receive his items. Furthermore, Kanye West’s merch is no longer available on his campaign site.
During his run, West struggled to get on ballots in several states. Eventually, the rapper was even removed from the ballot in Illinois. This came after it was found that 1,900 of the signatures his campaign allegedly received were invalid. This led to some believing the FEC would launch an investigation into voter fraud.