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Kanye West receives thousands of votes from Orange County residents

Kanye West at the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2016.
(Associated Press)

As the nation watches a tight presidential race and agonizes over the future of American democracy, Kim Kardashian’s husband received thousands of votes from Orange County residents.

West was listed as a vice presidential candidate in California on the American Independent Party ticket headed by Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente Guerra. As of noon Wednesday, the ticket had received 3,641 votes from Orange County residents.

It won’t be good enough to put the man who called himself “the greatest artist that God has ever created” in the Oval Office.

West, who said he was listed on the California ballot by the American Independent Party without his knowledge, had separately mounted an independent campaign for president. He appeared on the ballot in 12 states and asked for write-in votes in others, but he conceded defeat late Tuesday after falling behind Joe Biden and Donald Trump by tens of millions of votes.

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West ran on a platform that included restoration of prayer in schools, expansion of education opportunities, investment in renewable energy, and criminal justice reform. “In our future, we will H.E.A.L.,” his campaign website reads. “Hold Everyone Accountable to Love.”

West could not be reached for comment.

In Los Angeles County, the American Independent Party ticket of West and De La Fuente Guerra received more than 10,000 votes.

A few people voiced their dismay on Twitter at West’s vote totals.

One Twitter account read, “2623 adults in #OrangeCounty voted for Kanye! Post election task: Find ALL and cancel their voting rights!”

“Oh lord,” another user commented.

Brazil writes for Times Community News.


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