Kanye West discusses new candidacy in 2024
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Share November 4, 2020 1:57 p.m. Share Kanye West discusses a new candidacy in 2024 Agence France-Presse NEW YORK – His candidacy for the 2020 presidential election has created a surprise and makes people smile, but Kanye West persists and signs: the rapper now seems to be considering running for office again in 2024, after having rallied barely some 60,000 votes around its name on Tuesday.
In a series of tweets, the music and fashion troublemaker filmed himself filling out his ballot in the state of Wyoming: at 43, he said he voted “for the first time” at a presidential election, and “for someone I really trust … me”.
In one of the images he posted, his name appears on the ballot visibly added by hand: Wyoming, where he has a ranch, was not among the 12 US states in which he had officially qualified for appear as an independent candidate.
As for his intention to run again in four years, he expressed it in two words in another tweet: “KANYE 2024”.
According to the tally published by the American media, Kanye West, who suffers from bipolar disorder – and whose wife, Kim Kardashian, had called in July for “compassion and empathy” – won at best 0.4% of the vote , in the very rural states of Idaho, Oklahoma and Utah.
In terms of votes, it was in Tennessee – a southern state won by Donald Trump – that he had the best score (nearly 10,200).
Kanye West, who officially sided with Donald Trump shortly after the billionaire's election in November 2016, announced his candidacy for the presidency on July 4, a national holiday.
But his candidacy immediately raised more questions about his sanity than enthusiasm.
Under the wacky Birthday Party label, he had qualified to appear on the ballots of only 12 of the 50 US states, so he left with no luck.