Kanye West has egg on his face after tweeting false election results

Kanye West has egg on his face after tweeting false election results

- Kanye West took to Twitter to post stats that showed him leading votes in the state of Kentucky, but the picture was just part of a routine system test

- The Associated Press runs the statistics test with fake numbers in order to check for system issues before the actual election but Ye thought they were real

- The latest slip-up in the Kanye campaign had the internet laughing but also intrigued at Ye's reaction

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Kanye West took to Twitter to congratulate himself on leading the voting in Kentucky ahead of Joe Biden and Donald Trump but there was just one problem - he wasn't.

Kanye posted a picture that appeared to show statistics that the rapper had more votes for president than Biden or Trump. The picture, however, was part of a system test that is run before the real election to check all voting equipment is running smoothly. So the numbers Kanye tweeted were false and didn't indicate anything.

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Tweeps laughed at Kanye's fumble but were more entertained by Ye continuing to think he was winning the race even after the stats were shown to be false. The artist posted a video of himself celebrating and saying that the West Wing of the White House needed to get ready.

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Kanye's presidential campaign has not been short of entertainment. Image: Getty Images Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

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A Kentucky news outlet explained that the false results had been "cached" or stored back in June. Tweeps decided Kanye or someone from his team must have found the old link and thought it was a legitimate resource.

Even after the embarrassing mix-up had been explained, Kanye posted a celebratory video. The tweet made people speculate that either Ye does not know about the false results or maybe he just doesn't care.

In other Kanye-related news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on the rapper releasing his first official campaign video just weeks before the American election.

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Kanye West has released his first campaign video in anticipation of the upcoming American elections. The rapper, who first mentioned his political ambitions in 2015, speaks throughout the footage about his vision for the future of the country.

In the video, Kanye speaks about fulfilling "America's destiny" and how his goals include focusing on the sanctity of family and the freedom on religion. The rapper speaks while looking slightly off-camera and is backdropped by a black and white American flag.

Kanye's presidential run has been plagued by bad press, with people bringing up his support of current President Trump and the rapper's struggles with bipolar disorder. The internet, of course, had opinions.

Some tweeps said that America should have learned its lesson after electing a celebrity to the White House the first time as West, similarly to Trump, has no training in law, public policy or politics. Other online comments said that the video just showed how out of touch Kanye is with what the office of the president means and are worried that voters will jokingly choose Kanye, which would take votes away from the truly legitimate candidates.

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Many took issue with the heavy religious theme of the video, calling Kanye out for not understanding freedom of religion or the fact that the state is not supposed to favour one.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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