Kanye West Announces 2024 Presidential Bid After Poor 2020 Performance

Despite his performance in the 2020 election, Kanye West’s presidential journey is far from over.

Tuesday night on Twitter, the rapper and presidential candidate appeared to throw in the towel after, per Variety, he failed to get 0.5% of the vote in any state.

“WELP,” West wrote in the since-deleted tweet, “KANYE 2024.”

Early Wednesday morning, the MC appeared to post a new tweet that simply read “KANYE 2024,” implying he will run for office again in four years.

As of Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. EST, West, who ran as an independent, had received just over 60,000 total votes.

Variety reports that West was most successful in Tennessee, where he garnered at least 10,216 votes.

In Idaho, he received 3,631 votes; in Oklahoma, 5,590; in Utah, 4,344; in Arkansas, 4,040; in Kentucky, 6,259; in Mississippi, 3,131; in Vermont, 1,265; in Colorado, 6,254; in Iowa, 3,197; in Louisiana, 4,894; and in Minnesota, he got 7,748 votes.

Because he missed filing deadlines and failed to accrue enough valid signatures, West only made it onto the ballot in a dozen states.

West did appear on the California ballot, but was listed as the vice presidential running mate of Roque De La Fuente.

Early Tuesday, West revealed that he was voting for the first time, and it was for himself.

He later posted pics and videos of his Wyoming ballot, in which he wrote in his name as well as VP pick Michelle Tidball.


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