Despite Winning a Few Thousand Votes, Kanye West Concedes Election, Says He’ll Run Again in 2020
America was never quite sure what to make of Kanye West’s presidential run. It was weird, for sure, but after Donald Trump won in 2016, basically anything was possible.
West’s presidential bid was chaotic from the beginning. At his first campaign event, the rapper blasted abolitionist Harriet Tubman, then broke down in tears.
It was later revealed that the rapper was running in coordination with Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. And he did not make the ballot in most states. Still, West tweeted multiple times on election day, eventually conceding and looking forward to 2024.
The rapper tweeted yesterday afternoon, “God is so good. Today I am voting for the first time in my life for the President of the United States, and it’s for someone I truly trust…me.”
God is so good 😊 Today I am voting for the first time in my life for the President of the United States, and it's for someone I truly trust…me. 🇺🇸 🕊
— ye (@kanyewest) November 3, 2020
And he did at least garner a couple of votes. In the state of Mississippi, a graphic showed that over 1,100 people ad voted for the celebrity.
why does kanye west look like i’m about to unlock a new character pic.twitter.com/jLWabgXUHF
— Fizza (@FezFutboll) November 4, 2020
It was all for naught, though. Early this morning the rapper tweeted out an electoral map captioned, “Kanye 2024.”
KANYE 2024 pic.twitter.com/Zm2pKcn12t
— ye (@kanyewest) November 4, 2020