Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) said there was no question President Donald Trump’s campaign was working on getting entertainer Kanye West on state ballots to peel away votes from Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden.
Mitchell said, “I want to ask you about Kanye West. I never thought I would be saying that to you, Mr. Leader, but there we are. He’s now on the ballot in Colorado and Oklahoma. We’re told that a Republican operative from the Trump campaign delivered his petitions in Wisconsin. Now, I know his family has said he suffers from bipolar and that this is not serious, but let’s face it, what happened in three states in 2016 by, you know, 80,000 votes, decided an election, decided a presidency, Jill Stein on the Green Party ticket. Could this be a Trump campaign effort to try to siphon off votes from Joe Biden in battleground states?”