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    Kanye West Concedes Defeat in Election

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    Kanye West conceded defeat after garnering 0.375 percent of the approximately 160 million votes cast in this year’s election.

    This didn’t come as a surprise due to the rapper’s late entry, plus his disorganized presidential campaign. As the results started to roll in, it was clear to the “Famous” rapper that he would be getting few votes. He took to Twitter and hinted about a possible 2024 campaign.

    West first announced his candidacy during the Fourth of July in his Twitter account and later mentioned he would be running independently under “Birthday Party” banner. Two weeks later, he organized a campaign event where he tackled present-day issues like abortion and race and also shared things about his children, especially North.

    Based on his platform, he wanted to restore prayer in schools and reduce household debt. His campaign website also included Kanye-branded merchandise such as hoodies that sells for $160 and baseball hats at $60.

    According to an interview with Forbes, the rapper intended to bring more fun to the White House. He said, “When I’m president, let’s also have some fun. Let’s get past all the racism conversation, let’s empower people with 40 acres and a mule, let’s give some land, that’s the plan.”

    In addition, West supported President Donald Trump because he ties with Republicans. Reports surfaced in August that his campaign was supported by Republican operatives in their attempt to help Trump against Joe Biden.

    Meanwhile, it was also in August when The New York Times reported that the rapper “met privately” with Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law. However, West denied this. Despite the efforts of Republicans, his campaign failed to qualify in many states because they didn’t meet the deadlines and didn’t get enough signatures in others in order to qualify.

    On Election Day, West joined the millions of Americans to vote. He lives in Wyoming and based on his Twitter account, he was getting ready to vote for himself for the first time ever in his life. He also shared later on a photo of what looked like his own Wyoming ballot. It appeared that his name wasn’t officially listed on the ballot as one of the candidates so he wrote his name instead.


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