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When Chance the Rapper endorsed little-known candidate Amara Enyia for Chicago mayor last week, she had just $67.54 in her campaign bank account and faced tens of thousands of dollars in fines from the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Chance’s backing has appeared to pay off with at least one donor for Enyia — Kanye West, who has contributed $73,540 to her campaign, records show.

The article goes on to state the following:

The donation is the exact amount in fines Enyia faced from state election officials in connection with her brief 2015 campaign for mayor, and the West Side activist’s campaign confirmed she used West’s money to pay the penalties.

Enyia dropped her bid for mayor four years ago after the petition signatures she collected to appear on the ballot were challenged, but she never closed her campaign account and was fined by state election officials for not filing quarterly campaign finance reports as required by law.

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