FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Real Election Results Of Kanye Receiving Over 40,000 Votes In Kentucky?

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Real Election Results Of Kanye Receiving Over 40,000 Votes In Kentucky?


An image shared on Facebook claims Kentucky presidential election results show rapper Kanye West with over 40,000 votes, placing him ahead of President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Verdict: False

LEX 18 News, the TV station from which the numbers come, said the data is not valid and shows mock data from routine testing ahead of the election.

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Fact Check:

The image juxtaposes what appears to be a screen grab of “President Kentucky results” from a website with a photo of West. The pictured tally has West in third place with 40,000 votes, behind candidates Jo Jorgensen and Brock Pierce.

However, the results shown in the image are not authentic. The station that released the numbers, NBC affiliate LEX 18 News, posted two tweets explaining that they are mock election results used by The Associated Press from routine testing ahead of the election. (RELATED: ‘Book Of Yeezus’– Did Kanye West Publish A Bible That Replaces ‘God’ With His Name?)

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

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