- US citizens who voted for Kanye West in the US presidential election have spoke out about their decision to do so
- Kanye West received 57 000 votes across the 12 states in which he was running
- Some people have slammed Kanye for his decision to enter the US presidential race in the first place
Kanye West received 57 000 votes in the ongoing US presidential election. The rapper had entered the presidential race as an independent candidate.
Kanye, who only launched his presidential campaign in July, got 57 000 votes across the 12 states in which he was running. He has been slammed on social media for taking black votes away from presidential hopeful, Joe Biden.
Kanye, who voted for the first time this year, had been supporting President Donald Trump to win the election but had a change of heart in July and decided to run for the presidency himself.
Dazeddigital.com asked some people what motivated them to vote for Kanye.
K3dar, an aspiring rapper from Michigan, said:
"Voting for Kanye was somewhat of a protest vote to show the Democrats that many of us black Americans are no longer going to just blindly vote for them without their party providing specific tangibles and policies for us in the same way they do for immigrants, Latinos, women and the LGBTQ+ community."
Marquis Woods, a 32-year-old proud Christian from Texas, said:
"As a nation, we’re in a time of great tribulation so I felt like I wasn’t voting for Kanye, but I was voting for God. The only wasted vote is one that is not used, and Kanye West was the closest candidate to God on my ballot paper."
Kanye has hinted that he will also run for presidency in 2024. Tweeps have shared mixed reactions about Kanye's decision to run for presidency. Check out some of their comments below:
"I hope you take this loss well Ye, we love you bro. Kanye 2024."
"You’re going to be a great president Kanye."
"Kanye's first time acting in any political capacity is him voting for himself as president, and he chronicled the entire thing on Twitter like he's waiting for a gold star at the end of it. KIM COME GET YO MANS."
"Love you as a human, dad and husband but as a political candidate your vote for yourself is a non-vote... Independents and write-ins take votes away from the majority vote. Our nation needs to educate themselves about voting and elections."
"I seriously hope Kanye runs in 2024 and he takes this time to actually write down a plan and study the issues that are going on, and actually practice to convey messages clearer. Kanye is always so misrepresented in the media."
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported that Kim Kardashian-West appears to have snubbed her husband Kanye West and voted for Joe Biden in the ongoing US presidential election. Kanye had entered the presidential race as an independent candidate. The reality TV star seemingly endorsed the former vice president when she retweeted Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris.
The stunner also liked a tweet by rapper and actor Kid Cudi endorsing Biden. Cudi wrote: "Vote for Biden if you are a real one."
The screenshots of Kim's low-key support for Biden were shared by Sara Pearl, who, according to her bio, is the supervising video producer for Joe Biden. Sara captioned her post:
"Looking like @KimKardashian chose Biden-Harris over Kanye West."
Kim also took to social media earlier on on Wednesday, 4 November to share with her 67.2 million followers that she has voted. The star also urged her fans not to get out-of-line when the hours of operation close at the polls. Kim wrote:
"I VOTED!!!! Did you?!?! 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."
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