Kanye West’s 2020 presidential campaign didn’t consequence within the win that he had hoped for. The rapper solely tallied a number of hundred votes from a handful of states across the nation, and whereas the election is a factor of the previous now, it appears to be like like he’s in a little bit of hassle because of it.
According to The Daily Beast the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has named a number of violations from the rapper’s marketing campaign, all of which might result in authorized motion pending an investigation. The report states that Kanye accepted a number of donations from minors in addition to some from potential international officers. Contributions have been additionally listed below pretend names and addresses that traced again to drop-shipping amenities on the east and west coasts.
These illegal fundraising practices gathered practically $100,000 in small donations this yr. In an interview with the publication, 16-year-old West donor Ian Bloom revealed that he’s but to obtain $3,280 value of Kanye 2020 gear that he ordered from the rapper’s marketing campaign retailer in late January.
“I don’t know what’s happening there,” he stated. “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 shared a screenshot of the automated e mail response that exposed his deal with had been blocked. The Daily Beast provides that folks below the age of 18 accounted for greater than 1,200 of the reported 3,161 donations to Kanye’s marketing campaign, making for a complete of $349,160 with $26,540 of that arriving in 2021. It ought to be famous that it’s unlawful to hunt and settle for donations from anybody youthful than 18 years previous.
Bloom added that he’s in a Discord chat with different hopeful resellers of Kanye’s 2020 gear, a lot of whom are underage. “I can say with confidence that at least half of us in the group have to be still in high school,” he stated.