Well, one thing is certain: Kanye West will not be elected president
As of Wednesday afternoon, we still don’t know who will be elected the next president of the United States.
But we definitely know who won’t be: Kanye West.
After trailing President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden by tens of millions of votes, the rapper conceded defeat Tuesday night — and announced plans to run again in the future. West appeared on the ballot in a dozen states as an independent after launching a last-minute campaign over the summer.
“WELP,” the “Stronger” hitmaker tweeted, along with a photo of himself standing in front of a red and blue election map. “KANYE 2024.”
West later deleted that tweet and replaced it with another nearly identical one — minus the “WELP.”
Earlier in the day, the Grammy winner voted for himself — and nothing else — as evidenced by photos and videos he posted of his Wyoming ballot, which was unmarked except for a write-in entry for West and his running mate, Michelle Tidball.
“God is so good,” he 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.”
In addition to his own, West has received about 60,000 votes across Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Vermont, according to Deadline via the Associated Press. Of the regions that included him on the ballot, Tennessee racked up the most West votes at about 10,000.
The recording artist has failed to surpass more than .04% of the vote in any state. At press time, Biden is leading the race with 248 electoral and about 70 million popular votes, while Trump is close behind with 214 electoral and about 67 million popular votes.
Still unclear is whether West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, voted for her husband. Like many celebrities, the reality TV star has been vocal about the importance of voting and sharing resources leading up to the election, but she has not endorsed any candidates.
“I VOTED!!!! Did you?!?!” she captioned a photo of herself posing with her “I Voted” sticker Tuesday. “If you are in line when the hours of operation close at the polls, they are required to stay open and allow you to vote, so do not get out of line.”
In their final messages to get out the vote, celebrities overwhelmingly support former VP Joe Biden over President Trump — surprising exactly nobody.
Many on Twitter speculated that Kardashian threw her support behind West, while others assumed she voted for Trump. The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star has worked with the Trump administration in the past on criminal justice reform.
Several also called the beauty mogul out for deleting a snap of herself wearing Republican-red with her patriotic sticker and later reposting the same photo with a black-and-white filter. Cue the side-eye emojis.
“She got that red dress on for a reason, and canceled the color out on this pic... FOR A REASON,” tweeted @stoneworldd.
See more reactions to Kardashian’s controversial voting announcement below.
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