Kanye West’s Presidential run is officially over.
On Tuesday, Kanye was only able to pick up about 50,000 votes in preliminary counts in a handful of states that he was eligible to run in.
Kanye voted for himself – the first time he voted in a presidential election – as a write-in candidate, as he failed to qualify for the Wyoming ballot, and many may be rather surprised that the Power star managed to achieve 50,000 votes across the country as of 4.30am.
Most of the states where Kanye picked up votes were won by Trump, with the rapper so far getting 3,461 in Arkansas, 592 in Idaho, 6,110 in Kentucky, 3,818 in Louisiana, 1,875 in Mississippi, 5,265 in Oklahoma and 3,722 in Utah. However, he also won 1,852 in Iowa, 5,455 in Colardo and 1,154 in Vermont, all of which have been called for Biden.
Kanye appeared to earnestly believe he was going to compete in the election when he was filmed watching Fox News earlier in the night.
The leg tapping.. Kanye really thought he had a chance pic.twitter.com/WH5MGFjZvC
— dani (@kordeilogy) November 4, 2020
At midnight Kanye decided to concede with a tweet captioned “welp” with the promise to run in 2024.