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ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD)  —  Rapper Kanye West could appear on Minnesota’s election ballot as an independent candidate for president in November.

The Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office says West’s representatives filed just before the Tuesday 5 p-m deadline.

D-F-L Chairman Ken Martin called it an “obvious Republican attempt” to get Kanye on the ballot.  Martin said, “Let’s be clear about what’s happening here: Donald Trump doesn’t think he can win this election fair and square.”

West has ten days to collect two-thousand valid signatures.

Trump campaign attorney Lane Ruhland filed West’s nomination papers in neighboring Wisconsin.

Democrats claim it’s a G-O-P attempt take black votes away from former Vice President Joe Biden.