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Kanye West's Bid For US Presidency Cost $9 Million For 60,000 Votes

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Kanye West's Bid For US Presidency Cost $9 Million For 60,000 Votes

Kanye West's run for US presidency has come to an almighty halt and a pricey one at that because his efforts cost around $9 million (£6.89m).

Official reports show the rapper himself made $10.36m (£7.91m) in contributions and individual contributions total $1.18m (£900k). He then spent $10.39m (£7.94) on things such as legal fees and campaign management.

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The cost of all of this equates to around $150 (£115) per voter (minus Kanye himself, of course) and it's believed that there were roughly 60,000 votes across 12 states for the 43-year-old.

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In a tweet, he wrote: "KEEP BELIEVING KANYE 2020 Thank you Jesus Christ."

It seems that the father-of-four decided enough was enough and threw in the towel as he tweeted again simply saying: "KANYE 2024".

He's already spoken of his confidence when it comes to the 2024 election, telling Joe Rogan that he will be running again in four years time.

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Chatting on The Joe Rogan Experience, he said: "It was something that God put in my heart back in 2015. A few days before the MTV awards it hit me in the shower. When I first thought of it, I just started laughing to myself and all this joy came over my body, through my soul.

"There couldn't be a better time to put a visionary in the captain's chair. I'm not here to down Trump or down Biden, I'm just here to express why God has called me to take this position. I'm a great leader because I listen and I'm empathetic. I do believe in world peace."

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It would appear he was already preparing for a potential 2020 loss, adding: "I'm definitely 100 percent winning in 2024. I was thinking I would possibly be the Democrat."

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A day before the podcast went live of Kanye's interview, Jennifer Aniston pleaded with her followers not to vote for him.

She said: "I urge you to really consider who is going to be most affected by this election if we stay on the track we're on right now... your daughters, the LGBTQ+ community, our Black brothers and sisters, the elderly with health conditions, and your future kids and grandkids (who will be tasked with saving a planet that our leadership refuses to believe is hurting)."

Then ended the post with: "PS - It's not funny to vote for Kanye. I don't know how else to say it. Please be responsible."

In a now deleted Twitter rant - Kanye hit back saying: "Wow, that Rogan interview got em shook. Let's gooooooooo," alongside a screenshot of a Vanity Fair article titled 'Jennifer Aniston Endorses Joe Biden, Tells Fans 'It's Not Funny to Vote for Kanye''.

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Kanye then followed up the post saying: "Friends wasn't funny either." Ouch.

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Topics: Entertainment, Kanye West, Celebrity, US Election

Rebecca Shepherd
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