Kanye West concedes presidential election but already has sights set on 2024

Kanye West has conceded the 2020 presidential US election – but has not given up on his White House dreams.

The 43-year-old has admitted defeat in the race for the presidency after failing to make a dent on the 12 ballots he appeared on in the US presidential election.

However, his spirits remained high, as Kanye shared his hopes for the 2024 election.

The Power rapper tweeted: ‘WELP  KANYE 2024’, signalling he will take another stab at running in four years’ time. 

Kanye attached a picture of himself smiling in front of a picture of the map of the US, with different states shaded in red to denote wins for incumbent President Donald Trump.

He already knew he couldn’t win the presidency, as back in August, it became impossible for his campaign to get the required amount of electoral votes for him to win the presidency. 

While Kanye has officially conceded, he did win over 50,000 votes in the election.

The father-of-four failed to get on a number of ballots after missing various deadlines, but got his name on the ballots for Tennessee, Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Utah, Iowa, Colorado and Vermont. 

He got at least 1,000 votes in every state he was on the ballot, and won 0.3% of the vote in Tennessee and Kentucky. 

Kanye also voted for himself in Wyoming, where he wrote his name on the ballot, and tweeted: ‘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.’

His wife Kim Kardashian confirmed that she voted in California, but did not reveal whether she had written in her husband’s name.

The reality star did, however, like a tweet from Kid Cudi which threw support behind Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

As Brits wake up, we still have no result for the presidential election, due to delays in mail-in ballots and a slowed count in many states.

As of 7am, CNN has called 220 electoral college votes for Biden, with 213 for Trump – neither have reached the 270 needed for the win.

All eyes are on Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania, which could decide the election.

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