Kanye West, hip-hop artist and fashion designer who kicked off an independent presidential run earlier this year, voted for himself on Tuesday in what he said on Twitter was he voted for the first time in a presidential election.
Since Mr. West, who started campaign relatively late in the presidential race, was ineligible for a ballot in Wyoming, where he lives, he was forced to vote for his own ticket as an option. write your name.
“Please continue to trust Kanye 2020,” he wrote on Twitter, where he shared a video of his ballot. (Wyoming has no law prohibiting the photography of completed ballots.)
He then shared a second video of his ballot being scanned, which he called “the first ballot in my life”.
Mr. West’s campaign has been posed by questions from the outset. When the music mogul made his bid, some Democrats worried that Mr. West, who had previously voiced his support for President Trump, could be a spoiler in competing countries. , draw the possible votes of Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Although Mr. West ran as independent – his party became known as the Birthday Party – political members affiliated with the Republican Party were later found to be supporting Mr. West’s efforts to make ends meet. Event participating in the vote.
Even with help, Mr. West’s candidacy was marked by a struggle for ballot in most states. The campaign missed deadlines in many states and failed to collect enough valid signatures in others.
But Mr. West appeared on the ballots in dozens of states, including Colorado, Minnesota and Iowa.