Kanye West’s first-ever vote makes up one of the 50,000 across 12 states.
Another year Kanye West’s bid for Presidency might have gathered more attention, but 2020 isn’t the year for insincerity and it’s a hard task making the headlines while a global pandemic wreaks havoc and disaster after disaster raises its ugly head. Announced back in July, few people would have seriously considered the rapper, producer, and fashion designer to have a real shot at becoming one of the world’s most powerful political figures, or so you’d think.
The famed artist ran as an independent and appeared on ballots in 12 states: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and Vermont. While the rapper was never in for a real shot, according to Associated Press around 50,000 people actually voted for him including 10,188 votes coming from Tennessee.
The 43-year-old Chicago-raised rapper tweeted “WELP” on the evening of November 4 before deleting it the next morning and replacing it with a photo of himself in front of an electoral map filled with Republican and Democrat wins along with the caption “KANYE 2024.”
Here is a breakdown of the votes Kanye West received across the 12 states, according to data shared by the Associated Press:
Arkansas: 3,979 votes
Colorado: 6,000 votes
Idaho: 2,309 votes
Iowa: 3,179 votes
Kentucky: 6,259 votes
Louisiana: 4,837 votes
Mississippi: 3,009 votes
Oklahoma: 5,587 votes
Tennessee: 10,188 votes
Utah: 4,053 votes
Vermont: over 1,200 votes
Supposedly Kanye West voted for the first time on Tuesday 4, 2020, and unsurprisingly voted for himself. Although we await to see who will be taking office next, we’ll expect to see Kanye West return to the mix in four years.