Kanye West Wins 60,000 Votes In U.S Presidential Election
Rapper Kanye West reportedly racked up 60,000 votes in the United States’ Presidential elections, having snuck up while the country eagerly awaits the outcome of Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden to make his own claim to fame.
With television networks focused on the Trump vs. Biden saga, social media was seemingly all about Kanye, who on Tuesday tweeted he voted for the first time in his life and it was for someone he truly trusts – that someone being himself.
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According to a report from Deadline, 57,781 Americans cast ballots in favor of the music icon, who ran as an independent candidate. At the time of the report, a few states were still under 80 percent, which makes a total of 60K absolutely possible. West saw most of his support come from Tenessee, with 10,881 votes going his way therein. He ranked fourth in some state races, however, his percentage of the vote did not climb above 0.4 percent.
Kanye, who couldn’t have expected to be named U.S President seemingly conceded around the time Biden made his election night speech, tweeting “Welp Kanye 2024,” also an indication of his intention to be a candidate when the next election rolls around.
The rap mogul voted in Wyoming, where he owns a ranch and spends a lot of his time. He posted a video to his Twitter account showing his own name on the ballot, yet it will not count unless he files additional paperwork.
Wyoming secretary of state spokeswoman Monique Meese told MarketWatch the state counts ballots like Kanye’s as generic write-ins unless the candidate wins or files paperwork alongside a fee paid to the state. Meese confirmed there was no such payment on the rapper’s part as of Tuesday. His name was on the ballot in 12 states, though.
West had asked voters in California to write his name but missed the filing deadline to be a write-in candidate in the state. The American Independent Party put him on the ballot as its vice-presidential candidate for said state, but without letting him know.
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