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What are the implications of Kanye West running for President?

On Saturday 4 July 2020, billionaire rapper Kanye West announced he was running for President. In a Tweet to his 29 million followers, West wrote: "We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION." This is not the first time West has announced a bid for Presidency. But many believe this time he plans to act on his plans. Little is known about his policy agenda, or what his election vision entails. So, what are the implications of Kanye running for office?

Kanye West will split the Democrat vote

Kanye will take a slice of the traditional Democrat vote and reduce their chances of winning the 2020 US election.

Kanye West is strategising to put Trump back in office

The point of Kanye's masterplan is to keep his long time ally President Trump, in office.

Kanye West appeals to young, black Democrats

Polling suggests Kanye is more popular with Democrats than Republicans.

Kanye West will split the Republican vote

Kanye will appeal to a portion of Republicans and reduce their overall vote share.

Kanye West appeals to Republican voters

Having expressed his support for President Trump in the past, Republicans see Kanye as one of them.

There are no implications to Kanye West running for president

Kanye has said he will run for office before, without following through. And were Ye to run, with just four months to go before the election, it's too late for him to have any meaningful impact.

Kanye West cannot win the US election

Kanye has made his decision to put in a 2020 election bid too late to make a difference to the election outcome.

Kanye West is simply promoting his new album, 'God's Country'

Kanye Wests's presidential bid is a PR stunt designed to promote Kanye West's new album, "God's Country". Predictably his presidential bid attracted a lot of media attention, which will be used to sell more record copies.

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This page was last edited on Wednesday, 8 Jul 2020 at 15:06 UTC