Kanye West retweets fake election data showing him ahead of Trump and Biden: 'Get the West wing ready'

West tweeted a video which showed him walking up to someone recording with a phone camera to show them the fake Kentucky election results on his phone in disbelief


                            Kanye West retweets fake election data showing him ahead of Trump and Biden: 'Get the West wing ready'
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Kanye West, who is running for the presidential bid this year tweeted out manipulated election results which showed him ahead in the race in Kentucky compared to the major candidates on the ticket โ€” President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. 

The rapper shared a screenshot attributed to NBC's LEX 18 that showed Jo Jorgensen, who is running for president under the Libertarian Party ticket in first place. West was seen as No 3 in the screenshot. West was followed by Biden in fourth place and Trump in last position. In place of the caption, West just gave the wide eyes emoji.

The tweet was tagged by Twitter as "manipulated media". This was followed by a number of tweets by West, all of which carried the warning sign placed by the social media platform to let viewers know that the facts in the tweet were inaccurate. 

"GET THE WEST WING READY !!! ... this is how I felt when I saw that Kentucky pole result," West tweeted, which showed him walking up to someone recording with a phone camera to show them the fake Kentucky election results on his phone in disbelief. He also retweeted a post from SOHH which had tweeted out the same incorrect screenshot with the caption, "YE 2020 AFTER ALL? Kanye West is leading Joe Biden and Donald Trump in Kentucky precinct voting polls."

All these tweets had been slapped with warning labels. West also tweeted, "PEOLE (sic) TRIED TO TALK ME OUT OF RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT... NEVER LET WEAK CONTROLLING PEOPLE KILL YOUR SPIRIT."



 



 



 



 

LEX 18 responded to Kanye's tweets, explaining, "Someone discovered a cached web link that we used during June's primary election to post Associated Press election results. The old link was still populating current AP data and showed test results, which is part of the preparation the AP does in advance of elections. 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."

Nancy Cox, a reporter with LEX18, added that the fake results West shared were sent out "to make sure systems are working." Cox continued, "It's an automated thing that is posting election results on our website. Sorry viewers. Sorry Kanye."



 



 

West's excitement over apparently beating Trump and Biden in Kentucky was mocked by a number of voters. "Everybody voting for Joe Jorgensen?? Do he got a chance. Cuz I WILL vote for him if he has a chance," one said while another wrote, "The real results as of today. Itโ€™s the first day of voting."

A third commented, "These numbers aren't real LMAO. They don't release early vote results until the polls are closed" Another opined, "No way yโ€™all actually voting for him." One user said, "I love you Kanye but I'm dumbfounded at those votes."



 



 



 



 



 

We had previously reported that West released his first campaign ad on Twitter to show voters that he is serious about competing in the upcoming presidential elections. The ad is targeted at families and he calls on people of faith to come together to fulfill the vision that works towards the betterment of everyone.

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