Kanye West concedes defeat in US election after securing over 50k votes, hints he’ll run again in 2024

Francis Akhalbey November 04, 2020
Kanye West conceded defeat in the presidential elections -- Photo Credit: Lauren Petracca Ipetracca/The Post And Courier via AP

Kanye West temporarily shelved his ambition of becoming the president of the United States after he conceded defeat in the historic 2020 elections that is being keenly contested by Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

But though the controversial rapper and fashion designer has come to terms with the fact that he won’t occupy the White House for the next four years, it seems he’s open to giving it another go as he expressed his desire to contest again in 2024.

Taking to his Twitter on Tuesday, Kanye shared a photo of him with an electoral map background with the caption: “WELP KANYE 2024.” That was preceded by an earlier Tweet the same day where the 43-year-old announced he was going to vote for the president of the United States for the first, and for himself.

“God is so good,” he posted. “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.”

He also shared videos of his ballot process, including filling out his name as well as that of his pick for vice president Michelle Tidball on the sheet before submitting it.

Though West’s July announcement of his short-lived presidential bid and his subsequent campaign raised eyebrows and was marred with drama, the Jesus Walks rapper still appeared on ballots in 12 states and managed to secure over 50,000 votes, preliminary tallies by the Associated Press revealed, according to New York Post.

Per the preliminary tallies, the rapper got almost 6,000 votes in Colorado and secured over 1,200 votes in Vermont. He also got almost 4,000 and 2,309 votes in Arkansas and Idaho respectively. He secured 3,179 votes in Iowa while he got 6,259 votes in Kentucky. He also got votes in Louisiana (4,837), Minnesota (6,796), Mississippi (3,009), Oklahoma (5,587), Tennessee (10,188), as well as Utah (4,053)

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: November 4, 2020


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