Turns out that Kanye West has not won the 2020 US Presidential Election but he still managed to scoop 60K votes.
As votes continue to be counted and candidates fight over which states are red or blue, it is easy to forget that Yeezy himself was running in this election. To the surprise of all (including his own wife, apparently), Kanye West announced on Independence Day that he had aspirations to enter the White House and had put his hat in the race. The Grammy Award winner, who has become increasingly more religious over the last few years, ran on a conservative ticket that opposed abortion and vaccinations, supported the legalization of marijuana, and advocated for prayer to be restored in schools.
Despite endorsements from the likes of Chance the Rapper, DaBaby, Dennis Rodman, Nick Cannon, and even Elon Musk, the “Flashing Lights” rapper and his running mate, Wyoming preacher Michelle Tidball, received fewer than 60,000 votes. One of those votes came from Kanye West himself, who tweeted, “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.”