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Did Kanye West win any votes?

Kanye West conceded his presidential run on Tuesday night. Did he win any votes?

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In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Kanye West appears on stage during a service at Lakewood Church in Houston. In close elections, it doesn’t take much for third-party candidates to play an outsize role, as Democrats learned the hard way in 2016. West has launched a scattershot 2020 presidential campaign that many of President Donald Trump’s allies believe could siphon votes away from former Vice President Joe Biden.

In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Kanye West appears on stage during a service at Lakewood Church in Houston. In close elections, it doesn’t take much for third-party candidates to play an outsize role, as Democrats learned the hard way in 2016. West has launched a scattershot 2020 presidential campaign that many of President Donald Trump’s allies believe could siphon votes away from former Vice President Joe Biden.

Michael Wyke, Associated Press

Kanye West appeared to concede in the 2020 presidential election, tweeting a simple statement at the end of the night: “WELP KANYE 2024.”

  • This would suggest Kanye West plans to run in 2024.
  • West deleted the original tweet and reposted it without the “WELP” but said “KANYE 2024.”

Did Kanye West get any votes?

West accrued over 60,000 total votes in the 2020 election as of 6:30 a.m. MST. He never went above 0.5% in any state where he was on the ballot, according to Variety.

  • West had the most votes in Tennessee, where he won 10,216 votes (good for 0.3% of the state’s total).
  • In Utah, Kanye West had about 0.4% of the vote when election results first came through, as I tweeted Tuesday night.