'WELP KANYE 2024': Rapper Kanye West admits defeat in presidential election after getting a DISMAL 57,000 votes in 12 states - but hints at another run in four years

 Kanye West has conceded defeat in the US presidential election after getting a little more than 57,000 votes on Tuesday, though he hinted that he'll mount another run for the White House in four years.

The rapper known as Yeezy posted a picture of himself on Twitter in front of an electoral map saying 'WELP KANYE 2024.' 

Earlier on Tuesday, West voted for himself as the next US president after a long-shot campaign marked by erratic statements and speculation that he might siphon some black votes from Democrat Joe Biden.


The rapper, who made a late entry into the presidential race in July, tweeted a string of videos on election day, showing himself filling in his ballot at a polling place in Park County, Wyoming, where he owns a ranch. 

Kanye West posted a picture of himself on Twitter in front of an electoral map saying 'WELP KANYE 2024' - hinting at another presidential run in four years

Kanye West posted a picture of himself on Twitter in front of an electoral map saying 'WELP KANYE 2024' - hinting at another presidential run in four years

Kanye shared photos from his election day adventure while voting in a bright blue hoodie and black sweat pants

Kanye shared photos from his election day adventure while voting in a bright blue hoodie and black sweat pants

Kanye entered his name as a write in candidate along with his Vice presidential pick Michelle Tidball - after he failed to submit enough petition signatures in August to get onto the Wyoming ballot.

Kanye entered his name as a write in candidate along with his Vice presidential pick Michelle Tidball - after he failed to submit enough petition signatures in August to get onto the Wyoming ballot.

Clips posted to his Twitter page showed he had entered his name as a write in candidate along with his Vice presidential pick Michelle Tidball - after he failed to submit enough petition signatures in August to get onto the Wyoming ballot.

'God is so good,' the 43-year-old wrote on Twitter

'Today I am voting for the first time in my life for the President of the United States, and it's for someone I truly trust...me.'

He later posted video of himself casting his vote in Cody, Wyoming, where he wrote himself in on the ballot.

West, 43, got onto the presidential ballot in a handful of states, although not in battlegrounds like Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan. 


According to the Associated Press, West appeared on the ballot in 12 states, where thousands of people voted for him.

West's best performance in the election was in Tennessee, where he won 10,188 votes, according to the AP tally.

In Colorado, which went for Democrat Joe Biden, West won nearly 6,000 votes. 

West received a little more than 1,200 votes in Vermont, a state which Biden also won.

In Utah, 4,053 voters cast their ballots for West. 

West also received thousands of votes in Arkansas (3,979); Idaho (2,309); Iowa (3,179); Kentucky (6,259); Louisiana (4,837); Minnesota (6,796); Mississippi (3,009); and Oklahoma (5,587). 

He has spent recent weeks instructing followers how to vote for him as a write-in candidate elsewhere.

One of those who did not appear to be supporting his bid for the presidency was his wife, Kim Kardashian West. 

She has given no public endorsements of her husband and on Tuesday she retweeted a message about voter hot lines from Democratic vice presidential contender Kamala Harris.

West, once one of Trump's biggest celebrity supporters, launched his campaign for the White House in July with erratic statements that raised concerns over his mental health. 

The 21-time Grammy Award winner said in 2018 that he suffers from bipolar disorder.

West loaned $6.7million to his campaign, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission, and in a recent video emphasized religion and family values. 

Kim lent her support to a Kamala Harris tweet where the Senator pleaded with voters to stay in line and report any form of intimidation

Kim lent her support to a Kamala Harris tweet where the Senator pleaded with voters to stay in line and report any form of intimidation

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Some fans suggested that it might be illegal for Kanye to take a photo and share his completed ballot.

But there is no Wyoming law against ballot selfies, according to Vox - however judges of elections are allowed to 'preserve order at the polls by any necessary and suitable means'.

In 2016, Donald Trump's son Eric quickly deleted a tweet showing he had voted for his dad, after finding out that ballot photos are illegal in New York. 

West's vote for himself came after he encouraged his fans to enter his name as a write-in candidate in states where he does not appear on the ballot.

He failed to meet the deadlines needed to get on ballots in all 50 states. He is an official presidential candidate in just 12 US states. 

He is also a write-in candidate in five states including Alabama, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Rhode Island and is listed as a vice presidential candidate alongside American Independent party presidential nominee Rocky De La Fuente in California. 

This comes as ABC announced the rapper will appear on the first post-election day episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Wednesday night. 

Kanye West cast his ballot for the first time in his life and voted for himself

Kanye West cast his ballot for the first time in his life and voted for himself

Rock the vote: Kim Kardashian encouraged her fans to cast their ballots to vote in the presidential elections on Tuesday afternoon

Rock the vote: Kim Kardashian encouraged her fans to cast their ballots to vote in the presidential elections on Tuesday afternoon

Kanye made sure to show his Twitter followers his ballot, with his name written in along with Michelle Tidball

Kanye made sure to show his Twitter followers his ballot, with his name written in along with Michelle Tidball

The rapper, 43, tweeted Tuesday morning to announce he was casting his vote for himself on election day, after the star made a late play for the White House earlier this year

The rapper, 43, tweeted Tuesday morning to announce he was casting his vote for himself on election day, after the star made a late play for the White House earlier this year

West, has had a tumultuous year with a very public battle with his mental health and his marriage to Kardashian reportedly coming under strain.

Kim encouraged her fans to cast their ballots to vote in the presidential elections on Tuesday afternoon, but failed to mention her husband's campaign.

Kim showed off her perfect pout while holding up a red, white and blue sticker close to her face. 

And while she made no mention of who she voted for, she gave a like to Kid Cudi after he boasted about voting for Biden in the presidential election.

She also lent her support to a Kamala Harris tweet where the Senator pleaded with voters to stay in line and report any form of intimidation.

West famously endorsed Donald Trump back in 2016 and sported a MAGA hat and visited the president at the White House in October 2018.

This April - before launching his own campaign - he had vowed to vote for Trump in the 2020 election telling GQ magazine: 'We know who I'm voting on... I'm not going to be told by the people around me and the people that have their agenda that my career is going to be over because of it!'

Then, on Independence Day, West announced he would take on Trump and run for president himself. 

'We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States!' he tweeted on July 4. 

He held his bizarre first presidential rally in South Carolina in July where he cried on stage and made the bombshell claim that he and Kim had considered aborting daughter North.

Unlikely presidential candidate Kanye West has said he is voting for the first time in his life 'for someone I truly trust... me'. Pictured at his first presidential campaign appearance in July

Unlikely presidential candidate Kanye West has said he is voting for the first time in his life 'for someone I truly trust... me'. Pictured at his first presidential campaign appearance in July

The rapper broke down in tears as he said: 'In the Bible, it says, 'Thou shall not kill.' I remember that my girlfriend called me screaming and crying, and I was just thinking - because at that time I was a rapper I was out there, [had] different girlfriends and everything - and she said, 'I'm pregnant.' And I said, 'Yes!' And then I said, 'Uh oh.' 

He also hit out at American abolitionist and political activist Harriet Tubman saying she 'never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people.' 

His comments sparked marital problems with his wife, who spoke out on social media to reveal he was in the grips of a bipolar episode at the time and the couple were seen holding crisis talks. 

West named his political party the Birthday Party and announced preacher Michelle Tidball as his running mate.  

Tidball, like Kanye, has no history of elected office but shares his pro-life views.

West's presidential bid failed to take off after several states denied him positions on their ballots.  

In August, Illinois ruled that West didn't have enough valid signatures by the state's deadline as he collected just 1,200 of the 2,500 needed. 

Meanwhile, in Wisconsin he missed the filing deadline by 14 seconds and, in Ohio, failed to qualify after officials ruled he filed a petition with fake signatures. 

His comments sparked marital problems with his wife, who spoke out on social media to reveal he was in the grips of a bipolar episode at the time and the couple were seen holding crisis talks

His comments sparked marital problems with his wife, who spoke out on social media to reveal he was in the grips of a bipolar episode at the time and the couple were seen holding crisis talks 

Last month, West released a line of #Ye2020 merchandise
West's merchandise included a $60 baseball hats and $160 hoodies

Last month, West then released a presidential campaign video and a line of #Ye2020 merchandise including $60 baseball hats and $160 hoodies (pictured) 

Last month, West then released a presidential campaign video where he spoke of 'reviving America through faith', the importance of prayer and family and laid out 10 cornerstones of his campaign, like the Ten Commandments, matching a Bible verse to each one.

He also released a line of #Ye2020 merchandise including $60 baseball hats and $160 hoodies. 

West also asked voters to write him in as a candidate when they cast their ballots.  

He faced a backlash for encouraging voters to use their votes to write him in, with critics slamming the move as wasting a vote that could go to a candidate with a chance of winning.  

Though West has no chance of taking the White House, Democrats fear West could siphon key votes from black voters away from Joe Biden, helping Trump to a win. 

Some have questioned whether West is working in collusion with Trump to hurt Biden's campaign, given his previous public support for the Republican and his close friendship with Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner.  

West had first touted plans to run for president back in 2015. He previously said he was 'walking for president' - referring to his aim to run again in 2024. 

'WELP KANYE 2024': Rapper Kanye West admits defeat in presidential election after getting a DISMAL 57,000 votes in 12 states - but hints at another run in four years 'WELP KANYE 2024': Rapper Kanye West admits defeat in presidential election after getting a DISMAL 57,000 votes in 12 states - but hints at another run in four years Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 07:53 Rating: 5

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