Kanye West appeals Richmond Circuit Court ruling that removed him from ballot

Kanye West appeals Richmond Circuit Court ruling that removed him from ballot
FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Kanye West answers questions during a service at Lakewood Church, in Houston. Staff for the Wisconsin Elections Commission are recommending that rapper Kanye West be kept off the battleground state's presidential ballot in November 2020 because he missed a deadline to submit nomination papers. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File) (Source: Michael Wyke)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Office of the Attorney General announced Kanye West has filed an appeal to overturn a ruling that removed him from November’s ballot.

West has now hired two new lawyers with BakerHostetler, Trevor Stanley and Mark Braden.

According to the Attorney General’s office, both lawyers have extensive ties to the Republican Party and represented the Republican Party of Virginia when they opposed suspending the witness requirement for the June primaries earlier this spring.

West also filed a motion for expedited consideration, which speeds up the process.

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