Rapper Kanye West gets emotional as he holds his first and only rally in support of his bid for the US presidency in North Charleston, South Carolina, in July 2020. Photo: Reuters/Randall Hill Rapper Kanye West gets emotional as he holds his first and only rally in support of his bid for the US presidency in North Charleston, South Carolina, in July 2020. Photo: Reuters/Randall Hill
Rapper Kanye West gets emotional as he holds his first and only rally in support of his bid for the US presidency in North Charleston, South Carolina, in July 2020. Photo: Reuters/Randall Hill

Kanye West’s US presidential election candidacy dismissed as a gimmick – ‘more of a blip than a spoiler’

  • When Kanye West announced his candidacy for the US presidential election, some thought he could affect the result in closely contested states
  • After holding only one rally and selling campaign merchandise online, the impact of West, a former Trump supporter, seems likely to be minimal

Topic |   US Presidential Election 2020
Rapper Kanye West gets emotional as he holds his first and only rally in support of his bid for the US presidency in North Charleston, South Carolina, in July 2020. Photo: Reuters/Randall Hill Rapper Kanye West gets emotional as he holds his first and only rally in support of his bid for the US presidency in North Charleston, South Carolina, in July 2020. Photo: Reuters/Randall Hill
Rapper Kanye West gets emotional as he holds his first and only rally in support of his bid for the US presidency in North Charleston, South Carolina, in July 2020. Photo: Reuters/Randall Hill
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