Kanye West received 60,000 votes in the presidential election

Rapper Kanye WestKanye Omari WestKanye West listening party attendees offered opportunity to get vaccinated on-site Harris's stepdaughter makes Paris Fashion Week debut Caitlyn Jenner: My family not 'involved whatsoever' in gubernatorial bid MORE received about 60,000 votes in the 2020 presidential election, despite some polls indicating his support as high as 2 percent nationwide.

The total, first reported by USA Today, comes despite attorneys for West working for months to obtain ballot access in a handful of states and West's own appeals on social media for support from his more than 30 million followers.

A public supporter of President TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP MORE, some nevertheless speculated on social media that his appeals for votes among his massive fan base could end up hurting former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPelosi sets Thursday vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill Pressure grows to cut diplomatic red tape for Afghans left behind President Biden is making the world a more dangerous place MORE's (D) presidential run, which looked to be on the precipice of victory Thursday morning as votes continued to be counted in several states.


West canceled a planned appearance on "Jimmy KimmelJames (Jimmy) Christian KimmelLady Gaga, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Julia Louis-Dreyfus among stars calling on entertainment CEOs to back action on climate change Fox's Gutfeld mocks late night hosts for planned 'climate night' Pandemic frustrations zero in on unvaccinated Americans MORE Live" Wednesday evening, Kimmel announced Monday, and announced his interest in another presidential run in 2024 in a tweet posted Wednesday.

West indicated a day earlier that his vote for himself Tuesday was his first-ever participation in an election, though he was forced to write in his name due to his failure to obtain ballot access in Wyoming, where he resides along with wife Kim Kardashian WestKimberly (Kim) Noel Kardashian WestThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Polls open in California as Newsom fights for job Forbes says Fenty has made Rihanna 'the wealthiest female musician in the world' How to turn the tide on vaccine hesitancy: Apply an algorithm that actually works MORE.


The rapper previously visited Trump at the White House in late 2018, where during a wild speech in front of cameras in the Oval Office, West declared his support for Trump.

"Kanye has been a friend of mine for a long time," the president told reporters at the time.