- Kanye West has been given odds of +10000 to win the US Presidency in 2020
- West recently announced plans to run for President. Should he be taken seriously?
- See the full list of Presidential Election odds within the story below
All this Kanye West for the Presidency rumblings, it’s just silly talk, right?
As if the American voting public is going to elect an outspoken, gregarious reality TV star whose wife first gained fame by getting naked.
Hey, wait a minute . . .
Could this really happen again? It is 2020, after all.
This year has already seen a worldwide pandemic. The murder hornets are on their way. Is the thought of a plague of Kardashian’s infecting the White House really all that much of a stretch?
What’s that you say? You wouldn’t bet on it?
Well, actually you can.
There’s already a betting line issued on the odds of Kanye winning the Presidency. Along those same lines, a series of prop wagers are out regarding a potential Presidential run by West.
Odds to Win 2020 Presidential Election
Odds taken July 6th
He barely announced his candidacy and already, West is already shorter in the 2020 Presidential election odds than Elizabeth Warren (+20000). In terms of endorsement for celebrity candidates, Kanye is way ahead of Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, who’s a distant +25000.
At odds of +10000, West is deadlocked with former First Lady Michelle Obama. Her husband Barack, who knows a thing or two about filling the role of POTUS, once even offered some advice for Kanye on this exact subject.
Obama giving Kanye a word of advice on running for presidency. 2015 pic.twitter.com/d9ZxCYRbuQ
— Nūmero Uńo (@owenhabel2) July 5, 2020
This isn’t the first time that West has indicated his plans to run for the Presidency. He declared a plan to run for President in 2020 while on stage at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
Last November, he amended that decision, insisting that he would push his plans to run for POTUS back to the 2024 election.
Kanye has even picked up a couple of celebrity endorsements. Tesla founder Elon Musk offered his support for West’s candidacy on Twitter. Mrs. West, aka Kim Kardashian, retweeted the announcement of his candidacy, adding an American flag emoji. But that support was probably a given.
You have my full support!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 5, 2020
Some critics have suggested that West is seeking to help his buddy Trump by pulling African American voters away from presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Lately, though, there’s been indications that West isn’t still on the same wavelength as Trump.
The rapper supports the Black Lives Matter cause. He donated $2 million to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, three Black Americans murdered by police and citizens within the past year.
In reality, this could be nothing more than another way for West to keep his name in the news. He’s infamous for making outrageous and controversial statements.
Is this all about his brand? That’s entirely possible.
Certainly, betting on Kanye to win the President wouldn’t be a wager as much as it would be a donation to your favorite sportsbook.
Kanye West Presidential Props
|Prop||No Odds||Yes Odds|
|Kanye West to Win a State in 2020 Election||-2500||+800|
|Kanye West to Participate in Election Debate||-2000||+700|
If West is serious about running President, the evidence suggests otherwise.
Voters go to the polls Nov. 3. That’s less than four months away. There’s no indication that he’s registered with the Federal Election Commission, an absolute must for a legitimate candidate. He still must present a campaign platform and collect enough signatures to get on the November ballot.
Not as Yeezy as It Looks
Gathering tens of thousands of signatures from across the country by the late-summer deadline isn’t going to be easily done in this time of coronavirus.
if i could only choose a president from a pool of mentally ill rappers with documented substance abuse issues who moonlight as really awful fashion designers and have recently begun to manifest delusions of messianic grandeur… kanye west would still not be my first choice.
— javier grillo-marxuach (@OKBJGM) July 6, 2020
Kanye has already missed deadlines to file as an independent candidate in several states, including Texas and New York. Deadlines for filing in key swing states like Michigan and Florida are days away.
To bet anything but no on either of these props would be foolhardy.
Let's have fun and keep it civil.