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Voter Registration Sees 'Taylor Swift Bump' After Star's Instagram Post

Voter Registration Sees 'Taylor Swift Bump' After Star's Instagram Post

The number of new voters in Tennessee also spiked, she said, with 2,144 signing up in the more than a day since Swift's encouragement. "Vote.org saw [Tennessee] registrations spike specifically since Taylor's post", Guthrie revealed.

On Monday morning we reported that Taylor Swift had broken her silence on politics in America.

In her post on Sunday, which garnered 1.5 million likes, Swift said she was a supporter of gay rights and women's rights and would vote for two Democrats: Phil Bredesen for the Senate and Jim Cooper for the House of Representatives. "But due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now".

She supported Democratic political candidates in Tennessee in an Instagram post over the weekend, and the post has since drawn responses from conservative political commentators and President Donald Trump, among others.

"Let's just say I like Taylor's music about 25 percent less now, OK?", he told reporters. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country.

"There's going to be a backlash, but I don't think she's going to get totally Dixie Chicked, " Hubbs said. She will perform "I Did Something Bad" from her multi-platinum album, "reputation".

While some fans may prefer her to "shut up and sing", observers say she's unlikely to face any strong backlash that could hurt her career. "For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree one hundred percent on every issue, but we have to vote anyway", she wrote.




Swift, 28, noted Blackburn's voted against equal pay for women, against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act that protects women from domestic abuse, and opposes marriage equality.

Young voters in Tennessee can stand with Swift, for example, when she supports candidates who will fight for "ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love", as she wrote in her post.

But in a lengthy Instagram post, she passionately spoke about how this was not the case. (In a typical day the site sees 14,000 visitors.) Of those that visited yesterday, 65,000 registered to vote.

In a number of states, the deadline to register to vote is today, October 9th.

Prior to Trump's presidency, it appears as though he was, in fact, a fan of Swift's.

The White House this week confirmed President Trump and adviser Jared Kushner would have lunch with West on Thursday.

Our Harvard IOP polling shows that the 2016 presidential campaign, in conjunction with the Las Vegas and Parkland, Fla., shootings, the Supreme Court nomination fights and policy issues such as immigration, trade and tax reform, have made politics relevant to young people in a way we have not seen since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.


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