Kanye West often makes waves on Twitter, and he has done so again today. One of his latest posts has resulted in Kanye becoming one of the top trending topics on Twitter in the US on Friday afternoon; As of press time, he was in the No. 2 spot.
The tweet in question features a photo of a presidential ballot with Kanye’s name handwritten as a write-in candidate. Furthermore, it would appear the ballot pictured is a California one, since Kanye is officially listed as a vice presidential candidate to American Independent candidate Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente Guerra, as was reported recently. Kanye captioned the post, “Friends writing me in.”
Twitter’s description of Kanye as a trending topic reads, “Kanye West sparks reactions by sharing a ballot appearing to show him as a write-in presidential candidate.” Indeed, there are plenty of reactions.
One user invoked the theory that Kanye’s candidacy is designed to help Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, writing, “If you vote for Kanye West, you are falling for Donald Trump’s latest scam. Vote for Joe Biden! Who’s with me?” Meanwhile, Maine Senate candidate Lisa Savage offered a potential solution for people’s concerns about Kanye’s impact on the election: “To all the people worrying about how people voting for Kanye West could split the vote: pass #RankedChoiceVoting in your state, and you won’t have to worry about ‘vote-splitting’ or ‘spoilers’ anymore. We did it in Maine, and it works. We can fix this broken voting system.”
If you vote for Kanye West, you are falling for Donald Trump’s latest scam.
Vote for Joe Biden!
Who’s with me?
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) October 9, 2020
To all the people worrying about how people voting for Kanye West could split the vote: pass #RankedChoiceVoting in your state, and you won't have to worry about "vote-splitting" or "spoilers" anymore. We did it in Maine, and it works. We can fix this broken voting system.
— Lisa Savage for US Senate🌻 (@LisaForMaine) October 9, 2020
Check out some more reactions below.
voting for kanye is like walking up to a roulette table and betting on blue
— cal scruby (@calscruby) October 9, 2020
i hope everyone voting Kanye knows how hard he’s playing you pic.twitter.com/xudYh476OL
— brown (@BrownRapFan) October 9, 2020
this is why america can’t have nice things cuz y’all take elections as a joke and vote for kanye pic.twitter.com/edEEvZQEIt
— c⁷ (@nothoughtsjust) October 9, 2020
Seriously unfollow me if you’re going to waste your vote on Kanye bc you think it’ll be “funny”. You’re an idiot and don’t even deserve the fucken privilege. Ppls entire livelihoods are at stake and you want to vote for another dumbass?? Fuck outta here
— Pacheco (@jaw_cee) October 9, 2020
Anyone who writes in Kanye is an idiot.. no way around it. I’d rather you not vote than take this shit as a joke.
— Zé Taylor (@FATHERBONNET) October 9, 2020
Please do not write in a vote for Kanye.
This is serious.
People's lives are at stake.
Please vote Biden.
Please vote for someone who believes in SCIENCE.
— Snaps (@MindofSnaps) October 9, 2020