At least 59,000 Americans actually voted for Kanye West as President
Yeezy got some votes, at least
While the battle for the US Presidency between Joe Biden and Donald Trump remains on a knife-edge as votes continue to be counted, spare a thought for those who are definitely out of the race. Candidates like Kanye West.
Kanye West appeared on the ballot in twelve US states, and now we know how many people actually voted for him.
In maybe the most important Presidential election in living memory, at least 59,731 people choose to cast their vote for the rapper.
And the total number is probably higher than that. Kanye voted for himself in Wyoming - a state where he was not on the ballot, so he voted for himself as a write-in candidate. And it is definitely possible he got other write-in votes.
Vulture broke down the tally of Kanye-voters by state. Tennesse appears to have the most Kanye-boosters, with over 10,000 people voting for West.
He also got over 7,000 votes in Minnesota, and over 5,000 in Oklahoma.
Here is the full break-down by state:
Kanye West also appeared on the ballot in California, as the vice-presidential choice of the American Independent Party’s Roque De La Fuente (though Vulture say it is not actually clear if Kanye himself endorsed that). De La Fuente received 0.3% of the vote in the state.
Late on Tuesday night, in a tweet that has since been deleted, West posted a picture of himself against a backdrop of a map of the United States, which illustrated the states that had been won by Biden and Trump.
The picture was posted with a caption that read "WELP" – a word typically used to convey resignation or disappointment – and 'KANYE 2024'.
He has since tweeted it again - but this time without the "WELP".
KANYE 2024 pic.twitter.com/Zm2pKcn12t
— ye (@kanyewest) November 4, 2020