Kanye West aims to run for president in 2024 after a low vote rate in the 2020 presidential election.
The 43-year-old rapper first announced the “Kanye 2020” campaign on Independence Day. He appeared to have conceded from the race earlier on Wednesday in a tweet that has now been deleted.
“WELP KANYE 2024”, Kim Kardashian’s husband wrote at the time.
However, West reiterated his motivation to run for the next presidential election by sharing an almost identical tweet saying “KANYE 2024.”
West’s tweet included a photo of his silhouette in front of the big screen with an election map.
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According to Deadline, West had received almost 60,000 votes in 12 states as of Wednesday morning. His name did not appear on ballots in all 50 states because he missed the voting deadline.
The newspaper reported that rapper “Jesus Walks” received the most votes in Tennessee. As of Wednesday, his total number of votes was 10,188 in the state. That resulted in 0.3% of the vote in the state.
Citing the number from the Associated Press, the report said he also received votes in Minnesota, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Utah and Vermont. He is believed to have received no more than 0.4% of the vote in one state.
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In July, founder Yeezy listed his party branch as “BDY”, short for “Birthday Party”, on the Declaration of Candidate document submitted to the Federal Election Commission.
In an interview with Forbes shortly after the launch of his campaign, West confirmed that he had registered to vote in Wyoming and this would be his first time voting.
He shared photos of himself voting on Twitter Tuesday. The photos show him writing his name on the ballot and a sticker “I Vote” on his royal blue sweater.
“The first ballot in my life. We are here to serve. We pray for every slave leader in the world,” wrote West.
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West caught the spotlight last month for his in-depth interview on Joe Rogan’s podcast. During the conversation, West told the comedian that his new Christian faith and current presidential election were inspired by God.
“That’s what God put in my heart in 2015. A few days before the MTV Awards, it hit me in the rain,” says West. “When I first thought about it, I just started to laugh by myself and all this joy spilled over my body, through my soul.”
“Friends” star Jennifer Aniston spoke out against West running on social media when she sent letters in her ballot.
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Aniston urged her more than 35 million Instagram followers not to vote for the musician and presidential candidate by stressing that doing such a thing wouldn’t be a smart move.
West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, and her sisters, Kourtney and Khloe, also posted that they voted but did not disclose their candidate publicly.
Fox News’s Jessica Napoli contributed to this report.