Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Kanye West votes for himself, hints at 2024 presidential run

Rapper Kanye West voted for himself in the US presidential election and appeared to concede defeat in his 2020 bid as he posted the image of an electoral map with the caption ‘WELP KANYE 2024’.

Kanye West’s bid for the White House comes to an end after a long-shot campaign marked by erratic statements. Experts believe that Kanye West might end up hurting Joe Biden by siphoning some Black votes from the Democrat.

Late on Tuesday evening (local time), Kanye West appeared to concede his 2020 bid had ended but suggested his quest was not over. He posted a picture of himself in front of an electoral map saying "WELP KANYE 2024."

Earlier, Kanye West had tweeted that he was "voting for the first time in my life for the President of the United States, and it's for someone I truly trust ... me."

Kanye West later posted a video of himself casting his vote in Cody, Wyoming, where he wrote himself in on the ballot.

Kanye West got onto the presidential ballot in a handful of states, although not in battlegrounds like Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan. He has spent recent weeks instructing followers how to vote for him as a write-in candidate elsewhere.

Kanye West's celebrity wife, Kim Kardashian, did not appear to be supporting his bid. She has given no public endorsements of her husband and on Tuesday she retweeted a message about voter hot lines from Democratic vice-presidential contender Kamala Harris.

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