Kanye West concedes presidential election after receiving just 60,000 votes, but teases Kanye 2024

Kanye West concedes presidential election after receiving just 60,000 votes, but teases Kanye 2024

  • Kanye West conceded defeat with a tweet late Tuesday night where he wrote: "WELP, KANYE 2024."
  • The rapper received around 60,000 votes in the 12 states where he was on the ballot, according to Deadline.
  • The state where he received the most votes was Tennessee (10,195).
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Kanye West has ended his run for president in the 2020 election by conceding with a tweet that went out shortly after midnight Tuesday. It read simply: "WELP      KANYE 2024."

Kanye West conceded defeat on Twitter.
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West has since deleted that tweet and posted a new one that says "KANYE 2024" with the same picture.

The Grammy-winning rapper was only eligible on the ballot in 12 states and got around 60,000 votes, according to Deadline.

On Tuesday West wrote in his name on a Wyoming state ballot, which he tweeted. In another tweet, West wrote: "The first vote of my life. We are here to serve. We pray for every servant leader in the world." 

West, 43, only did one campaign appearance and it was in Charleston, South Carolina back in July. He wore a bulletproof vest and at one point was seen crying. West was not on the ballot in South Carolina.

Running as a third-party candidate, West's running mate was Michelle Tidball, 57, a spiritual coach.

As of late Tuesday night, West received a total of 59,731 votes according to the Associated Press. West received the most votes in Tennessee (10,195) and the least in Vermont (1,255).

Here's the breakdown of votes by the 12 states where he was on the ballot as of late Tuesday night:

Arkansas: 4,040
Colorado: 6,127

Idaho: 3,092

Iowa: 3,197

Kentucky: 6,259

Louisiana: 4,894

Minnesota: 7,654

Mississippi: 3,117

Oklahoma: 5,590

Tennessee: 10,195

Utah: 4,311

Vermont: 1,255

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