The rapper also released a new song to celebrate the election results, but the results are reportedly invalid.
Strangely enough, the post was reportedly from NBC’s LEX 18. On the tweet which West shared was Jo Jergensen who is currently running for president under the Libertarian party having accumulated 75,544 votes. Kanye believed he came in third place with 40,781 votes, Biden was behind him with 28,995. Donald Trump was alleged to only have garnered a mere 2% of votes.
— ye (@kanyewest) October 14, 2020
After West began celebrating, LEX18 responded to clear things up. The news station sent a tweet out which stated, “The results shown were not valid. They were simply part of a test. We regret the discovery of the cached web link and have removed the data from that page. We apologize for any confusion.”
The results shown were not valid. They were simply part of a test. We regret the discovery of the cached web link and have removed the data from that page. We apologize for any confusion. (2/2)
— LEX 18 News (@LEX18News) October 14, 2020
To further explain the mishap, Nancy Cox, a reporter at LEX18 tweeted that the Associated Press always sends out test numbers to be sure systems are working correctly. “It’s an automated thing that is posting election results on our website. Sorry viewers. Sorry Kanye,” she wrote.
Despite what @kanyewest is tweeting, he is not leading the race for President in KY. The Associated Press always sends out test numbers to make sure systems are working. It’s an automated thing that is posting election results on our website. Sorry viewers. Sorry Kanye.
— Nancy Cox (@NancyCoxLex18) October 14, 2020
Despite these facts which speak for themselves, Kanye still continued celebrating. On Tuesday night, he released a new track capitalizing on Joaquin Buckley’s viral knockout victory at UFC Fight Knight 5. Throughout the heavily Auto-tuned track, he touches on running for president and following his dreams.
Over the weekend, West released his first presidential campaign ad directed by Hype Williams. The faith-based ad and is still available to watch on his Instagram account.
Listen to Kanye’s new track below.
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