Prominent Hip-Hop Rapper, Kanye West, had entered the 2020 election cycle in July, a fashionably late stage of the race. Advocating for the implementation of policies which denounce abortion and prioritize faith. Drawing up a 10 point plan which had included items calling for support for the environment and arts, an anti-interventionist foreign policy, and reforms to the legal system and policing. Due to West’s lack of timelines to be considered a serious candidate for many voters and state officials, he had struggled to make it to the ballots of many states, forcing submitted vote casting to be conducted through “Write-Ins”. Across the 12 states West had appeared in he won fewer than 60,000 votes, most success in Tennessee, winning more than 10,000 votes, 0.3% of the state’s total.
As he cast his own vote, West said he had never previously voted in a presidential election. He tweeted: “God is so good. 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.” West seemingly conceded from the race early Wednesday in a now-deleted tweet stating “WELP KANYE 2024”. West reiterated this motivation to run in the next presidential election by posting an identical tweet that reads, “KANYE 2024”. West’s tweet includes a pic of his silhouette in front of a large screen with an electoral map. If it had been possible to vote in a reality TV star as our 45th President of the United States, no one would underestimate the possibility of electing a musical artist as our 47th.