WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Billionaire rapper and presidential aspiree Kanye West conceded on Wednesday, tweeting “KANYE 2024.”
- In states where he was eligible to run, West got as much as 0.4 percent vote to as little as 0.2 percent.
- West did not hold massive campaigning, unlike other presidential candidates.
On Wednesday midnight, rapper and independent presidential candidate Kanye West took to Twitter, likely conceding his loss as he simply tweeted “WELP KANYE 2024.”
West managed to be included in the ballot in a couple of states, despite not being able to meet deadlines and failure to obtain the necessary signatures needed to make it in other states. Based on the early voting returns from the states where he qualified to run, the billionaire singer did not even reach 0.5 percent.
According to reports, West had as high as 0.4 percent vote in Oklahoma, Utah, and Vermont, and as low as 0.2 percent in Colorado, Iowa, and Louisiana.
Early Tuesday, the hip-hop magnate posted photos on his Twitter as he cast his vote in Wyoming. He wrote his name even not making it to the ballot.
“Today I voted for the first time in my life for the President of the United States, and it’s for someone I truly trust… me,” West tweeted.
He also uploaded a Twitter video with the caption “The first vote of my life. We are here to serve. We pray for every servant leader in the world.”
Later, West omitted the tweet and replaced it with “KANYE 2020,” sans the world WELP.
According to Deadline via the Associated Press, West obtained approximately over 60,000 cumulative votes in states where he was part of the ballot. Aside from making some appearances like his South Carolina July rally and Joe Rogan’s podcast visit, the rapper did not hold many campaign rallies versus the other presidential candidates.
Throughout his presidential bid, West got some help from GOP officials like election lawyer Lane Ruhland, who reportedly went to the Wisconsin election commission building to submit collected signatures for him. He also had a meeting with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner with the objective of boosting his candidacy.