Kanye West jumps for joy and says 'get West Wing ready' thinking he was in THIRD place… only to find it was test poll

KANYE West jumped for joy saying "get the West Wing ready," thinking he had been ranked third place in Kentucky – but it was only a test poll.

The rapper tweeted a video of himself smiling and whooping with the caption "This is how I felt when I saw that Kentucky poll result," just to later find out the results were incorrect.

In the invalid poll results, Kanye ranked third with 19 per cent of the vote and 40,781 votes, ahead of both Joe Biden, on 14 per cent and Donald Trump on just 2 per cent.

Kentucky outlet Lex18 News confirmed that the link the rapper was referring to on their website was actually showing test election results from the state.

In the video, the man behind the camera can be heard hyping Kanye up, repeating "Get the West Wing ready!"

The rapper then joins in, gleefully showing the camera the "results" on his phone, saying: "19 per cent, 40,000 votes, Kentucky!"

Twitter has now classed the video as "manipulated media" -because it is spreading false information.

News outlet Lex18 said that the results which made the rapper jump for joy were actually from an old link showing test results.

They wrote on Twitter: "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, the Lex18 News anchor in Lexington, Kentucky, tweeted: "Despite what Kanye West is tweeting, he is not leading the race for President in KY.

"The Associated Press always sends out test numbers to make sure systems are working.


"It's an automated thing that is posting election results on our website.

"Sorry viewers. Sorry Kanye."

This comes just days after the superstar shared his one-minute and 22-second presidential campaign video on Twitter – which was mocked as "unbelievably sad."

The footage, which has since received more than one and a half million views, shows Ye speaking in front of a black-and-white American flag and talking about "our nation's commitment to faith."

The ad starts with West questioning: "What is America’s destiny? What is best for our nation?

"Our people? What is just, true justice?"

He added: "We have to think about all these things together as a people.

“To contemplate our future, to live up to our dream, we must have vision."

Kanye West is said to be building a dome in Atlanta which he plans to not only turn into a church, but make it the base of his 2024 presidential campaign.

The 43-year-old is building the dome in the city of his birth which will play home to his company, Yeezy Enterprises.

A source told The Sun: "He's getting his church, and now wants his flock to come – he plans on holding Sunday Service every week there.

"It will also become the focus of his presidential campaign for 2024 too, this is where all the rallies will be held and where he will address the crowds – he wants to do it in his own style."

"He firmly believes this is where the converted supporters will come from. 

"And it's going to become the new Yeezy HQ too – creating loads of new jobs there. 

"And it's designed to be his showcase – he wants to win awards for the architecture of this and then to replicate it all over."

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