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Kanye West concedes defeat in presidential election

By | Published on Wednesday 4 November 2020

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Kanye West has conceded defeat in the US presidential election. Whatever happens today, Kanye West will not be declared the 46th president of the United States Of America.

The rapper was always an unlikely winner – not least because he wasn’t standing in enough states to win. Just after 5am UK time, he tweeted “WELP”, followed by “KANYE 2024” (later deleting it and reposting without the “WELP”). And with that, it was all over.

As well as being the first time West had stood for president, this election was also the first where he had voted. Giddy with the feeling of doing his civic duty, West tweeted the whole process, including showing his ballot paper.

In some states that’s illegal – four years ago Justin Timberlake risked a jail sentence by posting a selfie in a Tennessee voting booth. Luckily for West though, in Wyoming, where he voted, photos are allowed, so long as you’re not causing a disruption.

Of course, by posting his ballot paper, West also revealed who he was voting for. The photo of his voting slip confirmed the intention he had announced earlier in the day, saying: “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”.

With Kanye out of the race, it now seems that the next US president will be either Donald Trump or Joe Biden.