US Election: Kanye West accepts defeat, Plans to run in 2024
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Famous American rapper, Kanye West who was one of the candidate for the United States presidential elections has conceded defeat in the election after trailing President Trump and Joe Biden by tens of millions of votes.
He however hinted that he will run for presidential elections again come 2024. He obtained more than a thousand votes in all of the 12 contests he was in, according to preliminary tallies by news media outlets
Kanye got nearly 6,000 votes in Colorado, a state that went to Biden who took 55.8 percent of the total tallied votes. In Vermont, another state that went to Biden, West got more than 1,200 votes, according to the tally.
However, he proved most popular in Tennessee, where 10,195 voters came out to cast their votes in support of him. Unfortunately, Kanye didn’t exceed more than 0.4% of any state’s vote. The rapper had announced earlier Tuesday via his Twitter handle that he voted for himself, the first time he had cast a ballot in a US presidential election, Vanguard reported.
West who announced his 2020 United States presidential election campaign in July, also said that he believed God wanted him to run for president of the United States.
“I believe that my calling is to be the leader of the free world. Even though I’m the pastor for however big my audience is in hip-hop, in music or just as an influencer or celebrity, a dad and a husband in my house – there couldn’t be a better time to put a visionary in the captain’s chair,” West had said in an interview.